Hysterectomy is surgery to remove the uterus. It is a very common type of surgery for women in the United States. Removing your uterus means that you can no longer become pregnant.
Hysterectomy is used to treat many women’s health conditions. Some of these conditions include the following:
In some cases, medications or other procedures that allow you to become pregnant now or in the near future can be tried before having a hysterectomy. Some women wait to have a hysterectomy until after they have completed their families. If you choose another option besides a hysterectomy, keep in mind that you may need additional treatment later.
There are different types of hysterectomy:
This information was provided by the Amercian College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Click HERE for more information on hysterectomies.
Sandpoint Women's Health performs hysterectomies. Call 208-263-2173 to make an appointment with one of our highly skilled providers or click the button below to request an appointment.