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Hysterectomy – patient information to assist informed consent

This patient education pamphlet provides treatment information on the hysterectomy procedure. The topics discussed include: reasons for hysterectomy, the main types of hysterectomy, what to expect before surgery, recovery after hysterectomy and the possible complications of surgery.

This leaflet can be a useful tool for patients considering hysterectomy for the treatment of gynaecological problems such as uterine fibroids, uterine prolapse, endometriosis and adenomyosis, and pelvic inflammatory diseases, among others. The hysterectomy procedure is described in detail with accompanying anatomical illustrations. The surgical techniques discussed include: abdominal hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy and laparoscopic hysterectomy.

The hysterectomy procedure is described in plain English to assist the patients’ understanding of health information and to help patients make informed decisions. The Obstetrics and Gynaecology patient information leaflets are printed in five-colour on high-quality A4 sheets.