Hysterectomy

The decision to have a hysterectomy is not an easy one. Some of the most common reasons include intense bleeding that cannot be stopped, large fibroids, endometrial polyps, endometriosis that is causing debilitating pain and discomfort and other endometrial concerns. More serious indications include cancers of the uterus or ovaries.

Hysterectomy can have long term effects on a woman's health, longevity and sexuality, and therefore, it is imperative that you learn all the facts about hysterectomy and understand potential consequences before you decide whether hysterectomy is the right choice for you. Our specialists will do a comprehensive evaluation and discuss all of your potential options. We will help you find a solution that works for you.

Considering a Hysterectomy? Choose Nebraska Medicine Because:

Comprehensive Care for Women with Cancer of the Reproductive System

Our gynecologic oncology experts provide care that addresses these female conditions:

  • Quality-of-life issues
  • Body image and femininity
  • Emotional support
  • Collaborative relationships with other medical professionals
  • Surgery (including robotic), chemotherapy, radiation

Advanced Robotics

We have specialists who use advanced robotics to perform hysterectomies. This involves making five small incisions instead of one large incision. The recovery period for robotic surgery is very short. Patients go home either the same day or the next day and are back to work within a week and typically experience very little pain.

Dedicated Center for Women

Designed specifically for women, the Olson Center for Women's Health is dedicated to meeting all of your women's health needs. For annual exams, digital mammograms, or serious concerns, you’ll see top doctors who are leaders in medicine and specialists in your particular condition.

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Accreditations and Awards

Nebraska Medicine is ranked among the nation’s best. Each year, U.S. News and World Report surveys the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals to come up with the year’s list of Best Hospitals. Just 3 percent of the hospitals analyzed for Best Hospitals earn national ranking in even one specialty. Nebraska Medicine has been recognized as the top-rated hospital in Nebraska for five consecutive years. We've also been ranked as a high-performing hospital in gynecology the 2012, 2014 and 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ranking.


Nebraska Medicine is honored to be named to the 2017 edition of “100 hospitals and health systems with great women’s health programs” by Becker’s Hospital Review. The hospitals included on the list support award-winning programs in women’s health, breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, gynecology and women’s heart care. Nebraska Medicine is the only health care system in Nebraska to be included on the list.

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