Hysterectomy is a major operation for removal of the uterus. This procedure can be done laparoscopically too.Types Of Hysterectomy
Total Hysterectomy: Removal of the uterus and cervix with preservation of the ovaries. In pre-menopausal women, this means there is no change in hormonal status.
Subtotal Hysterectomy: The cervix of the uterus is preserved and routine cervical screening is necessary in future.
Total Hysterectomy and bilateral-salpingo-oophorectomy: Removal of the uterus, cervix, ovaries and fallopian tubes. In pre-menopausal women this would mean a loss of ovarian hormones. In turn, this means you will go into menopause. In postmenopausal women, there is no hormonal change as the ovaries have already stopped functioning.