What is a vaginal hysterectomy (VH)?

There are two traditional types of hysterectomy: abdominal and vaginal. With vaginal hysterectomy, the surgeon makes an incision at the top of the vagina and removes the uterus through it. “Vaginal hysterectomy tends to be many physicians’ first choice because there is no incision needed on the outside of the body, and there’s a quick recovery time,” said Laura Wang, M.D., FACOG, a University Medical Group (UMG) gynecologist. “But some women are not candidates for it.”
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