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Abdominal hysterectomy (uterus removal) surgery

You may need an abdominal hysterectomy (uterus removal) surgery if you have heavy periods, fibroids, endometriosis, or ovarian cysts. Book online today.

The common reasons for having an abdominal hysterectomy include heavy periods, fibroids, endometriosis, chronic pelvic inflammatory disease and ovarian cysts.

A hysterectomy may cure or improve your symptoms. You will no longer have periods.

Heavy periods can be treated using oral medications, a hormonal coil in the uterus, or by removing only the lining of the womb.

Depending on the size and position of fibroids, medication can be taken to try to control the symptoms. Other treatments include surgery to remove the fibroids only or uterine artery embolisation to reduce the blood flow to the fibroids.

An abdominal hysterectomy is usually performed under a general anaesthetic. The operation usually takes about an hour.

Your gynaecologist will make a cut on your abdomen, usually in the 'bikini' line.

They will remove your womb and cervix through the cut. They will also need to make a cut at the top of your vagina so they can remove your cervix.

You will usually be able to go home after four to six days.

For the first two weeks at home you should rest and continue to do the exercises that you were shown in hospital. You can usually go back to work after six to twelve weeks.

After three months you should be feeling more or less back to normal.

Regular exercise should help you to return to normal activities as soon as possible. Before you start exercising, you should ask a member of the healthcare team or your GP for advice.

1. General complications of any operation

  • Pain
  • Sickness
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Blood clots
  • Unsightly scarring

2. Specific complications of this operation

  • Damage to internal organs
  • Developing a haematoma
  • Long-term problems
  • Prolapse
  • Continued pain
  • Adhesions
  • Menopause, even if your ovaries are not removed

Abdominal hysterectomy costs are covered by most medical insurance policies, but please check with your insurer first. If you are paying for your own treatment, the cost of the operation will be explained and confirmed in writing when you book the operation. Ask the hospital for a quote beforehand, and ensure that this includes the surgeon's fee, the anaesthetist's fee and the hospital charge for your procedure.

Author: Mr Jeremy Hawe MBChB MRCOG Illustrations: LifeART image copyright 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. All rights reserved. This document is intended for information purposes only and should not replace advice that your relevant health professional would give you.

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The cost of surgery for abdominal hysterectomy with or without ovary removal

Please be aware that the following prices are a guide price. Your final price will be confirmed in writing following your consultation and any necessary diagnostic tests.

Patient pathway Initial consultation Diagnostic Investigations Main treatment Post discharge care Guide price
Hospital fees N/A Not included £8,650 Included £8,650
Consultants fees from £200 N/A Included Included £200
Guide price £8,850

When you choose to go private with Circle Health Group, you can expect:   

  • Flexible appointment times and locations to fit your routine  
  • The freedom to choose which hospital and Consultant suit your needs  
  • Personalised, Consultant-led treatment plans tailored to your individual needs  
  • Comfortable and safe private facilities maintained by expert multidisciplinary teams  
  • Support by the same compassionate clinical team from beginning to end  
  • Affordable, fixed-price packages with aftercare included  
  • Flexible payment options to spread the cost of your care

If you would like to learn more about this procedure, book your appointment online today or call a member of our team directly on 0141 300 5009.

Specialists offering Abdominal hysterectomy (uterus removal) surgery

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Mr Surajit Mitra

Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician

MD, FRCOG, Diploma in Minimal Access Surgery (MAS)

The Kings Oak Hospital 1 more The Cavell Hospital

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Miss Beena Subba

Consultant Gynaecologist

MD, MRCOG

The Cavell Hospital 1 more The Kings Oak Hospital

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Mrs Revathi Manivasagam

Consultant Gynaecologist

MRCOG, MRCOG, MRACOG, DCH, DObs, DFFP

The Edgbaston Hospital 1 more The Priory Hospital

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Mr Tamer Abdelrazik

Consultant Gynaecologist

MBBCH (Hons) MSc MRCOG

The Ridgeway Hospital

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Mr Emmanouil Damigos

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Ptychio Iatrikes, MRCOG

Woodlands Hospital

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