Different Hysterectomy Procedures

Nov 18, 2023


At DrSeckin.com, our team of highly skilled obstetricians and gynecologists specializes in offering a wide range of advanced medical treatments for women's health. Within our practice, we perform different hysterectomy procedures using the latest surgical techniques and state-of-the-art equipment. In this article, we will provide you with detailed insights into the different types of hysterectomy procedures available.

1. Total Hysterectomy

A total hysterectomy involves the removal of the uterus and the cervix. This procedure is commonly recommended to address various gynecological conditions, such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and certain types of cancers affecting the reproductive system. By removing the uterus and cervix, this procedure can effectively alleviate symptoms and provide long-term relief.

2. Partial Hysterectomy

A partial hysterectomy, also known as a subtotal or supracervical hysterectomy, involves the removal of the uterus only, while preserving the cervix. This procedure may be an option in certain cases where the cervix does not need to be removed. It offers potential advantages such as maintaining sexual function and reducing the risk of pelvic organ prolapse.

3. Radical Hysterectomy

A radical hysterectomy is typically performed when there is a diagnosis of gynecological cancer. This procedure involves the removal of the uterus, cervix, the upper part of the vagina, and potentially nearby lymph nodes. It aims to eliminate the cancerous cells and reduce the risk of recurrence.

4. Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Laparoscopic hysterectomy is a minimally invasive surgical approach that involves using small incisions to insert specialized tools and a laparoscope, a thin, lighted tube with a camera, to remove the uterus. This procedure offers benefits such as reduced scarring, faster recovery times, and less postoperative discomfort compared to traditional open surgery.

5. Robotic-Assisted Hysterectomy

Robotic-assisted hysterectomy is a type of laparoscopic procedure that utilizes robotic technology to enhance surgical precision and dexterity. The surgeon controls the robotic arms while operating from a console, providing a magnified 3D visualization of the surgical site. This technique enables more complex surgeries to be performed with improved outcomes.

6. Vaginal Hysterectomy

A vaginal hysterectomy involves the removal of the uterus through the vagina, without any external incisions. This procedure is often preferred when there are no other underlying gynecological conditions requiring additional surgical intervention. A vaginal hysterectomy typically offers a faster recovery time, limited scarring, and lower risk of complications.

7. Laparoscopic-Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy (LAVH)

Laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy is a combination of laparoscopic and vaginal approaches. It involves performing part of the surgery laparoscopically and completing the removal of the uterus vaginally. This procedure allows for the surgeon to have better visualization and access to the pelvic area, resulting in improved surgical outcomes.


Choosing the most appropriate hysterectomy procedure requires a thorough evaluation of your specific gynecological condition and the expertise of your medical team. At DrSeckin.com, our highly skilled and experienced obstetricians and gynecologists specialize in providing personalized care and utilizing advanced surgical techniques to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients. Whether you require a total, partial, radical, laparoscopic, robotic-assisted, vaginal, or laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy, our team is dedicated to delivering excellent surgical care tailored to your unique needs.