Hysterectomy and Oophorectomy Directory
A hysterectomy is an operation that removes the uterus; an oophorectomy is an operation that removes an ovary or ovaries. These operations are performed for a variety of reasons. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of hysterectomies and oopherectomies, including why, when, and what to expect from the procedures, and much more.
What Is a Hysterectomy and Why Is It Performed?
WebMD explains various surgeries used to remove the uterus.
10 Questions for Doctor About Endometriosis
Just diagnosed with endometriosis? Ask your doctor these questions.
Ovary Removal Surgery: Why Do I Need It and What Should I Know?
Surgery to remove one or both of a woman’s ovaries can be life-saving and life-changing, potentially reducing the risk of certain inherited cancer or getting rid of the pain of conditions like endometriosis.
Hysterectomy Recovery: What Can You Expect?
With minimally invasive procedures, hysterectomy recovery is much quicker today. Find out from WebMD what to expect.
Sex Can Improve After Hysterectomy
A study has found that sexual functioning improved overall after hysterectomy.
Healthy Lifestyle Tips After a Hysterectomy
Find 15 tips and simple ways to nurture your health after a hysterectomy – and keep weight and stress under control.
When a Hysterectomy Can Help Pelvic Pain and Bleeding
A hysterectomy can often relieve pelvic pain and bleeding, but it’s not the answer for everyone. Learn when removing your uterus can help.
A Fresh Look at Hysterectomy
For quicker hysterectomy recovery, many women are choosing laparoscopy. Just make sure your surgeon is skilled. Here’s what women should know about hysterectomy.