Did you know that 600,000 hysterectomies are performed in the United States every year¹—but in many cases, their symptoms could be treated with less invasive options, such as global endometrial ablation, or a myomectomy? Exploring all your options with your doctor may help you minimize pain, scarring, hospital and recovery times—while getting the treatment you need.
Rarely is a hysterectomy an emergency surgery. There is usually considerable time to research and explore alternatives for discussions with your doctor. Take the time to understand your condition and all the treatment options available to you by Assessing Your Symptoms. Click here  to answer a few questions about your condition and learn about potential solutions.
If hysterectomy is still your best treatment option, you may have choices as to how your hysterectomy is performed. Today, there are several types of hysterectomies, including less invasive procedures that may reduce hospital and recovery times as well as minimize scarring, compared to traditional procedures. Learn about the different types of hysterectomy  and why hysterectomies are performed .
Why undergo a major surgery like hysterectomy without knowing all your choices and discussing them with your doctor? You may also find a second opinion helpful. Click here  for a list of physicians who are familiar with GYNECARE® products and may be able to help you.
|1.||Keshavarz H, Hillis SD, Kieke BA, Marchbanks PA, Hysterectomy Surveillance -- United States, 1994-1999. Morb Mortal Wkly Rep CDC Surveill Summ. 2002; 51 (SS05): 1-8.|