A hysterectomy is surgery to take out a woman's uterus. In a total (complete) hysterectomy, the uterus and cervix are removed. In some cases, the ovaries and fallopian tubes are also removed during a hysterectomy. This is called a salpingo-oophorectomy.
Current as of: November 7, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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