Definitions

  • Supracervical hysterectomy removes only the upper part of the uterus, keeping the cervix in place.

  • Total hysterectomy removes the whole uterus and cervix.

  • Radical hysterectomy removes the whole uterus, tissue on the sides of the uterus, the cervix, and the top part of the vagina. Radical hysterectomy is generally only done when cancer is present.

  • Oophorectomy removes the ovaries

  • Salpingectomy removes the tubes

  • Hysterectomy and bilateral salpingectomy-oophorectomy removes the entire uterus, both tubes, and both ovaries

Hysterectomy