Introduction to Vaginal Hysterectomy

This well-known procedure can have some surprising uses—and benefits—for our Kansas City patients.

Hysterectomy is one of the most commonly used terms in the field of gynecology. This is a surgical procedure that removes the uterus (and sometimes the cervix) to help alleviate a variety of health concerns. For that reason, it’s easy for patients to assume that they are not only candidates for a vaginal hysterectomy, but that it is the right procedure for them.

While this can be the case, Women’s Clinic of Johnson County highly recommends you discuss your various concerns and health goals with your doctor—sparing no detail or question—so we can help you determine whether a vaginal hysterectomy is the best approach for your individual needs. This procedure may be done in conjunction with the removal of ovaries and/or fallopian tubes, also known as a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (or BSO).

Service Overview

What it Covers

  • Pre-Cancerous Cells
  • Heavy Periods
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Painful periods

Procedure Time

1 hour

Hospital Stay


Recovery Time

6 weeks




2 - 4 days

Our Locations

We perform Vaginal Hysterectomy at the following WCJC locations.

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

If you are a candidate for Vaginal Hysterectomy in Kansas City, WCJC will ensure you feel confident in your decision to go through with the procedure.

A Vaginal Hysterectomy may be the best solution for a number of concerns, including the presence of benign tumors (which lead to persistent bleeding, anemia, pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, and/or bladder pressure); endometriosis; adenomyosis; gynecological cancers; uterine prolapse; abnormal uterine bleeding; and other issues causing chronic pain.

Once your doctor has determined that you are a candidate for Vaginal Hysterectomy (some are not due to the size or shape of their uterus), we will ensure you fully understand the procedure, how it works, and what to expect afterwards. The Vaginal Hysterectomies we perform in Kansas City essentially remove the uterus, while leaving the upper vagina and all blood vessels/connective tissues intact. This typically alleviates almost, if not all, of the above concerns for a patient so she can live a healthy, complication-free life.


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While we typically perform Vaginal Hysterectomies in a surgery center, it is still less time in the hospital when compared to an abdominal hysterectomy. It differs from an Abdominal Hysterectomy in that we conduct the procedure through the vaginal opening rather than creating an opening through the abdomen. This means less recovery time and a less involved level of after-care. After recovery, patients can expect periods to cease, a relief from the chronic pain they may have experienced prior, lower risk of cancer or pre-cancerous cells, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our team often hears recurring questions regarding Vaginal Hysterectomy. Here are a few helpful answers to get you started on your own journey to treating your unique gynecological concerns.

Post-Operative Instructions

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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