Surgical Gynecology (Hysterectomy)
Hysterectomy is a surgical procedure of removing the uterus (womb) from a female body through an incision in the lower abdomen. The modern surgical procedure may involve removal of the cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus as well. It can also be performed through an incision in the vagina which is called a vaginal hysterectomy or by a laparoscopic surgical approach which uses special equipment through small abdominal incisions.
Hysterectomy may be needed in elderly ladies with dysfunctional/post-menopausal bleeding to prevent subsequent formation of cancer in the uterus or cervix.