What to expect from a hysterectomy
Considered to be a major operation, a hysterectomy is performed one of two ways ‒ either as a vaginal or abdominal procedure. The former is a surgical detachment of your uterus from your fallopian tubes and vagina, where the organ is taken out through your vagina. In an abdominal hysterectomy, however, surgeons remove your uterus via a small incision in your lower abdomen.
Both occur in an inpatient, hospital setting and aftercare includes plenty of rest and relaxation. A vaginal hysterectomy has a faster recovery time since the muscles of your abdomen aren’t cut. In fact, your doctor might send you home the next day, if not the day of your procedure.