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Who performs a hysterectomy?

The following specialists perform hysterectomies:

  • Obstetrician-gynecologists specialize in women’s reproductive health and pregnancy.

  • Gynecologic oncologists specialize in diagnosing, treating and preventing cancer of the female reproductive system.

  • General surgeons specialize in the surgical treatment of a wide variety of diseases, disorders and conditions.

Medical Reviewers: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Aug 29, 2016

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Medical References

  1. Hysterectomy. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.http://www.acog.org/publications/patient_education/bp008.cfm
  2. Hysterectomy. Womenshealth.gov. http://www.womenshealth.gov/faq/hysterectomy.cfm.
  3. Pile, JC. Evaluating postoperative fever: A focused approach. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. 2006;73 (Suppl 1):S62. http://ccjm.org/content/73/Suppl_1/S62.full.pdf

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