What Is the Surgery That Removes Both the Cervix and Uterus?


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A hysterectomy is a surgery that removes both the cervix and the uterus to treat painful conditions, cancers and infections. Reasons for having a hysterectomy include adenomyosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, uterine prolapse and endometriosis, states Healthline.

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Complete or total hysterectomy, partial or subtotal hysterectomy and radical hysterectomy are the three types of hysterectomies, according to the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. A partial hysterectomy removes a portion of the uterus, a total hysterectomy removes both the uterus and cervix, and a radical hysterectomy removes the uterus, cervix and fallopian tubes and ovaries, says Healthline. After C-section, hysterectomy is the most common surgical operation on women in the U.S., as of 2015, says the Office on Women's Health.

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