But the vast majority are done the old-fashioned way, with a large surgical incision, lots of pain, and a six-to-eight-week recovery. Surgical innovations, though, including laparoscopic techniques, can make Hysterectomies and other surgeries a lot less painful for patients.
If you have any questions about hysterctomies or minimally invasive surgeries, drop us a note. Our medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and gynecologic surgeon Dr. Lori Warren will be answering some of them. Check back right here Friday for the answers.