Types of surgery
There are different types of hysterectomy surgeries. Your doctor will talk with you about the type of surgery you will be having.
During a total hysterectomy, the uterus and cervix are removed.
Subtotal (supracervical) hysterectomy
During a subtotal hysterectomy, the uterus is removed, leaving the cervix in place.
During a salpingo-oophorectomy, one or both of the ovaries and fallopian tubes are removed. (The term for this is unilateral or bilateral.)