What Is a Hysterectomy?

Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. Different portions of the uterus, as well as other organs, may be removed at the same time.If the ovaries are removed along with the uterus, hysterectomy causes immediate menopause. Depending on the presenting medical condition, the cervix may be removed as well.

American Congress of Obstructions and Gynecologists (ACOG) FAQ on hysterectomy