A hysterectomy is the most common surgical procedure performed by a gynecologist where the uterus is removed from the female reproductive system. Some of the most common reasons why a hysterectomy might be performed are due to uterine fibroids and endometriosis. In roughly 10% of all cases, the procedure is performed because of cancer. There are a variety of modern techniques used today to perform the procedure as well as choosing between a total or partial hysterectomy. Before considering a hysterectomy, it is important for a woman to understand all of the other alternatives that are available so that the best course of action can be chosen.
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