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Vaginal hysterectomy (uterus removal) surgery

You may need a vaginal hysterectomy (uterus removal) surgery if you have heavy periods, fibroids or uterine prolapse. Book online today.

A hysterectomy is an operation to remove the uterus. It is possible to remove the ovaries if you have a vaginal hysterectomy but they will more than likely be left alone (see figure 1).

The common reasons for having a vaginal hysterectomy include uterine prolapse, heavy periods and fibroids.

A vaginal hysterectomy starts from £8,825*.

Our price package includes the cost of your surgery and all appropriate aftercare appointments. Our costs include all surgery fees and aftercare appointments with our Consultants.

However, any pre-surgery diagnostic tests and your consultant’s outpatient appointment consultation fee are charged separately. We provide fixed term monthly payment plans over one to five years with no deposit required. If you decide to pay over 12 months, you will pay interest-free. If you are paying for a longer period, you will pay 9.9% APR.

Our flexible payment options help you spread the cost of your payment across a time period that suits you. More details on our flexible payment options can be found here.

*This is a guide price for patients who are paying for their own treatment. The actual cost of your treatment will be confirmed in writing at the time of booking.

A vaginal hysterectomy is usually performed under a general anaesthetic. The operation usually takes about three-quarters of an hour.

Your gynaecologist will make a cut around the cervix at the top of the vagina so they can remove your womb and cervix.

Usually they will stitch the support ligaments of your womb to the top of your vagina to reduce the risk of a future prolapse.

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

Symptoms of a uterine prolapse may be improved by doing pelvic floor exercises.

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.

You will be able to go home after one to four 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 eight 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.

Vaginal 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.

Acknowledgements

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.

Copyright © EIDO Healthcare Limited The operation and treatment information on this website is produced by EIDO Healthcare Ltd and is licensed by Circle Health. The intellectual property rights to the information belong exclusively to EIDO Healthcare Limited. You may not copy, print out, download or otherwise reproduce any of the information other than for your personal, non-commercial use. The information should not replace advice that your relevant health professional would give you.

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 Vaginal hysterectomy (uterus removal) surgery

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Mr Tunde Dada

Consultant Gynaecologist & Obstetrician

MB BS MD MRCOG

The Chiltern Hospital 2 more The Saxon Clinic The Shelburne Hospital

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Miss Annette Reid

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

BSc, MBBS, MRCOG, PGDip (Adv Gynae Endos)

Mount Alvernia Hospital

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Mr Mark Whittaker

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

BMedSci, BM, BS, FRCOG

Bath Clinic

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Mr Martin Farrugia

Consultant Obstetrician, Gynaecologist & Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine

MD (MALTA), MRCOG

The Chaucer Hospital

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Miss Shohreh Beski

Consultant Gynaecologist & Obstetrician

MD, LMSSA, MRCOG

The Clementine Churchill Hospital 1 more Syon Clinic

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Mr Tamer Abdelrazik

Consultant Gynaecologist

MBBCH (Hons) MSc MRCOG

The Ridgeway Hospital

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