A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. Depending on the type of hysterectomy, other pelvic organs or tissues may also be removed. The types of hysterectomy Youngstown, Ohio include:
-Subtotal or supracervical hysterectomy: The uterus is removed, but not the cervix.
-Total or complete hysterectomy: Both the uterus and the cervix are removed.
-Total hysterectomy plus unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy: This procedure removes the uterus, cervix, one ovary and one fallopian tube, while one ovary and one fallopian tube are left in place. This procedure is usually done if a problem confined to one ovary is detected at the time of hysterectomy. After surgery, the remaining ovary should produce enough female hormones if the woman has not reached menopause.