Hysterectomy in India starts from 3500-5500 USD. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.
Hysterectomy is a surgical procedure conducted to remove the uterus, also known as the womb. It is an organ that holds and protects the fetus during pregnancy. The hysterectomy surgery also involves removal of the other parts of the reproductive system such as ovaries (where eggs are produced), fallopian tubes (which carry the eggs to the uterus), and the cervix (neck of the uterus).
The hysterectomy surgery can be performed through the vagina (vaginal hysterectomy) or through the abdomen (abdominal hysterectomy), with or without the use of laparoscopy. After having a hysterectomy, the woman is not able to conceive.
Vaginal hysterectomy is the surgical procedure to remove the uterus (womb) through the vagina. Depending on the patient’s condition, the doctor will choose which part is to be removed by hysterectomy surgery.
In which conditions would the doctor suggest hysterectomy procedure?
There are many reasons why a doctor recommends this type of surgery. The general condition where hysterectomy is recommended are:
- Cancer of ovaries
- Cancer of the uterus or cervix
- Uterine prolapse – when the uterus slips from its normal position into the vagina
- Abnormal tissue growth
- In some cases, irregular or heavy menstrual flow and discomfort may make hysterectomy an important treatment option.
You should know that removal of the uterus and other reproductive organs is a serious condition and there may be several hysterectomy side effects, and it can make significant changes in your life. A vaginal hysterectomy may be contraindicated in patients with uterine cancer, big size of the uterus, and narrow vagina.