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Hysterectomy and Oophorectomy
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Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. In salpingectomy, the fallopian tubes are removed and in an oophorectomy, the ovaries are excised. Through the use of laparoscopic techniques, these lower abdominal surgeries in most instances can be performed transvaginally, eliminating the need for an abdominal incision.

Before You Have A Hysterectomy
Discover what you need to know before you decide that hysterectomy is the right choice for your condition. Find out how hysterectomy affects your health and sexuality, and learn about alternatives to hysterectomy.

Hysterectomy Resource Center
Comprehensive support and information for women considering hysterectomy, as well as for women who have already undergone hysterectomy.

Hysterectomy: Is it really necessary?
Learn when hysterectomy is really necessary, and when it's time for a second opinion.

Surgical Menopause
Information about surgical menopause that occurs when a woman undergoes a hysterectomy with bilateral oophorectomy. Learn about the sudden symptoms of menopause that occur after surgery, as well as traditional and alternative treatments for surgical menopause.

Hysteroscopy FAQ
Photos, descriptions and great information about hysteroscopy.

Oophorectomy
Oophorectomy is the removal of the ovaries, which will result in surgical menopause. Ovaries are sometimes removed prohylactically in women at high risk for ovarian cancer.

Hystersisters Support Group
This site offers support for women who are at any stage of having a hysterectomy, either considering the options, preparing to have the surgery or recovering afterwards. Lively, nurturing support and advice about all sorts of ways to cope with the physical and emotional consequences of losing one's womb.

Alternatives to Hysterectomy
Find out what this ObGyn has to say about unnecessary hysterectomies, offering instead female reconstructive surgery as a solution to fibroids, myomas and other structural causes of pelvic pain.

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