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What is a Partial Hysterectomy?

April 11, 2013

The terms for a hysterectomy may be confusing and many women may not know what was removed at the time of their hysterectomy. A total hysterectomy means the body of the uterus and the cervix are removed. If the ovaries are also removed, this is called a total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingectomy (BSO) and oophorectomy. A partial or supracervical hysterectomy […]

Should the ovaries be removed at the time of hysterectomy for prolapse?

January 23, 2013

At times, a partial or total hysterectomy is recommended at the time of prolapse repair. Whether or not to remove the ovaries at the time of hysterectomy is a separate and distinct issue. If the patient is not menopausal and the ovaries are fully functioning, the ovaries are left in place unless they are abnormal. If the patient is menopausal […]

Do I Need to Have a Hysterectomy if I have Prolapse?

January 17, 2013

Whether or not a hysterectomy is recommended at the time of prolapse repair depends on each patient’s symptoms and physical exam. If the exam reveals bulging of the bladder (cystocele) or rectum (rectocele) but the uterus is not significantly prolapsed, a vaginal prolapse repair may be the best treatment option. During this type of vaginal prolapse repair, the cervix/uterus is […]

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