Types of Hysterectomy Surgical Procedures - Comprehensive Guide

Sep 27, 2023


Welcome to Dr. Seckin's comprehensive guide to the different types of hysterectomy surgical procedures. As trusted experts in the fields of Obstetrics and Gynecology, we are dedicated to providing you with the highest standard of medical care. In this article, we will explore various types of hysterectomy surgeries and help you make an informed decision regarding the most suitable procedure for your specific needs.

Understanding Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of a woman's uterus. It is a commonly performed procedure to treat certain gynecological conditions that may include uterine fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, uterine prolapse, or certain types of cancer. Depending on the individual circumstances, different types of hysterectomy may be recommended.

1. Total Hysterectomy

A total hysterectomy is the complete removal of the uterus and cervix. In some cases, the fallopian tubes and ovaries may also be removed. This procedure is often used to treat conditions such as uterine fibroids, abnormal uterine bleeding, or cancer of the uterus. Total hysterectomy can be performed through various approaches:

a. Abdominal Approach

An abdominal total hysterectomy involves making an incision in the lower abdomen to access the reproductive organs. This approach allows the surgeon a clear view of the surgical site and may be preferred in cases of larger tumors or adhesions. Recovery time may be longer, and patients may experience some discomfort during the healing process.

b. Vaginal Approach

A vaginal total hysterectomy is performed through the vagina, without any external incisions. This approach may be suitable for patients with a smaller uterus, no prior pelvic surgery, or specific benign conditions. It typically offers a faster recovery time and less discomfort compared to the abdominal approach.

c. Laparoscopic Approach

A laparoscopic total hysterectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that utilizes small incisions and specialized surgical instruments. The surgeon accesses the uterus through a laparoscope, a thin tube equipped with a camera. Laparoscopic approaches offer the advantages of reduced scarring, shorter hospital stays, and quicker recovery times.

d. Robotic-Assisted Approach

Another minimally invasive option is a robotic-assisted total hysterectomy, where the surgeon controls a robotic surgical system to perform the procedure. This allows for enhanced precision and dexterity, providing improved outcomes and decreased recovery periods.

2. Subtotal Hysterectomy (Supracervical Hysterectomy)

A subtotal hysterectomy involves the removal of the uterus while preserving the cervix. This procedure may be recommended for specific conditions that affect the uterus while still allowing the patient to retain the cervix. It is a less common approach but can be appropriate in certain cases.

3. Radical Hysterectomy

A radical hysterectomy is performed to treat certain types of uterine or cervical cancer. It involves the removal of the uterus, cervix, upper part of the vagina, and the surrounding tissues. This complex surgical procedure aims to eradicate the cancer and may also involve the removal of lymph nodes to determine the extent of cancer spread.

4. Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy (LSH)

Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that removes the uterus while preserving the cervix. This technique involves the use of a laparoscope and specialized surgical instruments to perform the surgery through small abdominal incisions. LSH may offer advantages such as reduced postoperative pain, shorter recovery time, and minimal scarring.


Choosing the right type of hysterectomy surgical procedure is crucial to ensuring a safe and successful outcome. At Dr. Seckin's Obstetrics & Gynecology clinic, our highly skilled doctors specialize in various types of hysterectomy surgeries, including total hysterectomy, subtotal hysterectomy, radical hysterectomy, laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy, and more. Based on your specific medical condition and individual needs, we will work closely with you to determine the most appropriate approach.

When it comes to your health and well-being, trust the experts at Dr. Seckin. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards better health.

Paula Corporation
Informative and helpful article.
Nov 9, 2023
Hailey Reid
Great guide! Thank you for answering my questions! 👍
Oct 25, 2023
Thomas Cafaro
Such helpful information! 🙌 I now feel more informed about the different types of hysterectomy surgeries. Thank you!
Oct 20, 2023
Asly Agbuggo
Great information!
Oct 15, 2023
Eric Lee
Thanks for sharing! This guide is really informative and helpful.
Oct 10, 2023
Jerrod Harrison
Great resource! This guide provides valuable information on different types of hysterectomy surgeries.
Oct 4, 2023