A member of the hospital staff will take you to the operating theatre and make you comfortable.

Your anaesthetist will insert an intravenous cannula into a vein for the administration of anaesthetic, fluid and other drugs. You’ll be unconscious or heavily sedated for your procedure.

The surgery may be performed as a keyhole procedure or as open surgery.

See Types of hysterectomy and how they’re performed.

After surgery, your wound/s will be closed with stitches, closure strips or staples.

After your surgery

What happens before you go home


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