Alternatives to Hysterectomy - A Word of Caution

It is important that you investigate possible alternatives to a hysterectomy that are appropriate for your situation. Often, conditions can be treated with less invasive surgeries or with pharmacological treatments. 

In fact, many insurance providers require a second opinion prior to approval of hysterectomy in an effort to reduce the number of unnecessary hysterectomies. If your doctor insists on hysterectomy and it is not for a life-threatening situation, be sure to seek another opinion and explore your options before making your decision.