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What is the second-most-common surgery for reproductive-aged women?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Hysterectomy is the second-most-common surgery performed on reproductive-aged women after delivery by cesarean section. More than half a million of these surgeries are performed in the U.S. every year, which begs the question -- how could they all be necessary?


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