Hysterectomy is the surgery to remove a woman’s uterus, which may be required for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Uterine fibroids causing pain, bleeding, or other problems
  • Uterine prolapse (the uterus slides from its normal position into the vaginal canal)
  • Cancer of the uterus, cervix, or ovaries
  • Endometriosis
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Adenomyosis, or thickening of the uterus

A hysterectomy is generally considered after other treatment options have been unsuccessful.

At the Cheyenne Women’s Clinic, our board-certified physicians perform all types of hysterectomy depending on your specific situation:

  • Abdominal Hysterectomy: In this procedure, which is major surgery that takes place in a hospital, your doctor makes an incision in your abdomen and removes the uterus from there. This approach is usually reserved for a very large uterus or when cancer is suspected.
  • Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: In this procedure, which takes place at a hospital or surgery center, your doctor operates using a laparoscope, which is an operating microscope used to view inside the abdomen through very small abdominal incisions. The surgery occurs through the operating microscope and then the uterus is removed vaginally.Advantages of the laparoscopic hysterectomy include:
  • Less incidence of urinary incontinence
  • Shorter hospital stays – may even be done as an outpatient procedure
  • Reduced pain and blood loss
  • Reduced recovery time
  • Less scarring
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy: Most of the hysterectomies done by Cheyenne Women’s Clinic are performed vaginally. This is the least invasive way to perform surgery with the quickest recovery time of any hysterectomy – you can often return to work and normal activities within only a few weeks. It is performed in either the hospital or a surgical center and often requires only a 24-hour stay. With a vaginal hysterectomy, there are no external incisions and the entire surgery is performed through an incision made vaginally. A vaginal hysterectomy is able to remove both the uterus and the tubes and ovaries as is necessary.

If you are a candidate for a hysterectomy, know that at Cheyenne Women’s Clinic, we want to ensure you are fully informed about all your options. If you’re unsure, make an appointment to talk to one of our doctors today.


Cheyenne Women’s Clinic
3952 Parkview Dr.
Cheyenne, WY 82001

We are located at the corner of Parkview and College,
one block south of Dell Range.

Hours: Mon-Thurs 8-5 | Fri 8-3
Phone: 307-637-7700

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