A Kinder Hysterectomy – Minimally Invasive Surgery Options

Each year about 600,000 women in the U.S. get a hysterectomy — and despite medical advances in recent years, some will face a longer, more painful recovery than they might have needed. That’s because newer, less invasive surgical procedures are still not being fully implemented.

Hysterectomy — surgery to remove all or part of the uterus and sometimes other parts of the reproductive system such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes as well — is the second most common surgical procedure for American women, after C-section, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Experts say that before going through with the operation, there are some important questions women should ask their doctors, and several surgical options they should know about.

Dr. Lori Warren, a gynecologic surgeon and a partner with Women First of Louisville, says the number one question women should ask is whether the surgery is medically necessary: “Do they really need a hysterectomy, or are there alternative treatments?”

Read the full article and watch the video: A Kinder Hysterectomy.

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