Introduction to Abdominal Hysterectomy

For a variety of concerns, we may recommend the abdominal hysterectomy procedure for you.

There are a variety of hysterectomies we can perform to help a patient address severe concerns regarding her uterus. For example, a hysterectomy is a solution for treating uterine fibroids, a common condition among women in their 30s and 40s. This is because a hysterectomy completely and permanently removes the uterus, or “womb.” Specifically for women who have larger uteruses, our doctors may recommend a specific type of hysterectomy called an abdominal hysterectomy.

Service Overview

What it Covers

  • Uterine, Cervical, or Ovarian Cancer
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Heavy Vaginal Bleeding
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Uterine Prolapse

Procedure Time

1 - 2 hours

Hospital Stay


Recovery Time

6 - 8 weeks




2 - 3 days

Our Locations

We perform abdominal hysterectomies at the following hospitals.

Olathe Medical Center


20333 W 151st St
Olathe, KS 66061


Phone 913-791-4200

Advent Health Shawnee Mission


9100 S 74th St
Merriam, KS 66204


Phone 913-676-2000

How it Works

We’ll help you make the decision that’s best for you, including the specific nature of your abdominal hysterectomy.

During your initial visit with a WCJC provider, we will discuss everything you need to know about the options you have available to treat your concerns. Depending on the exact nature of your condition, the options you have available may vary. For example, if you have fibroids, there may be more conservative treatments you might consider trying first.

Once you’ve made your decision that abdominal hysterectomy is right for you, we will schedule the surgery for a day and time that works best with your busy schedule (as a one to two-day hospital stay may be required). The day of your surgery, we will introduce you to our surgery staff. Once you move to the operating room, the anesthesiologist will administer a general anesthesia for your total comfort during the procedure. This also helps maintain blood pressure / heart rate throughout the surgery.

The abdominal hysterectomy we perform in Kansas City has a few steps. The first is using a urinary catheter to empty the bladder. This remains in place during surgery and may be left for a short period afterwards, as well. Then, we will prepare and make an incision in your lower abdomen. We will discuss the size and placement of this incision with you before surgery—and will depend on the condition we are treating, the size of your uterus, and any other scarring you might have on your abdomen.

After your surgeon makes the incisions, we effectively remove the uterus. Depending on your decision, we may also remove the ovaries or simply remove the uterus and leave the ovaries in place.


While the decision to get an Abdominal Hysterectomy is a difficult one, this surgery proves to be an effective treatment for a wide variety of women.

Not only can an Abdominal Hysterectomy provide a permanent solution to your fibroids; it can also effectively address specific types of cancer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our team often hears recurring questions regarding Abdominal Hysterectomy. Here are a few helpful answers to get you started on your own journey to recovery.

Post-Operative Recovery

Your post-operative instructions for gynecology procedures were created for you by the Women’s Clinic of Johnson County to aid in your comfort and understanding of the recovery process. Our goal is to provide you with an excellent surgical experience. Thank you for choosing our health care team.

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