Hysterectomy Guidelines for Patients

Hysterectomy surgical approach guidelines

This project focuses on patient experiences and expectations before and after hysterectomy, an operation that removes a woman’s uterus. A hysterectomy can be performed for many different reasons; therefore, this study aims to determine which outcomes are of interest to the pre-surgery hysterectomy patient and whether those expectations are met.

Utilizing focus groups of pre-hysterectomy and post-hysterectomy women, questions of expectations, goals, type of hysterectomy, and recovery will be asked.

Surveys will be developed for the observational study phase, in which women will be recruited before they receive a hysterectomy and will be asked to complete surveys at pre-determined intervals.

Recruitment for this study is now closed.  We recruited 451 women to participate in the observational phase of our study.  Thank you to those who participated!

We are currently reviewing data and writing manuscripts.  Results from our study can be found in the following journal articles:

  • Bossick, A. S., Sangha, R., Olden, H., Alexander, G. L., & Wegienka, G. (2018). Identifying What Matters to Hysterectomy Patients: Postsurgery Perceptions, Beliefs, and Experiences. Journal of patient-centered research and reviews, 5(2), 167-175.
  • Kassem, Z., Coleman, C.M., Bossick, A.S., Su, W., Sangha, R., & Wegienka, G. (2019). Patients Perceptions of Planned Organ Removal During Hysterectomy. Journal of patient-centered research and reviews, 6(1), 28-35.

This project is led by Epidemiologist and Associate Scientist Ganesa Wegienka, Ph.D. and Director of Residency Training Program Roopina, Sangha, M.D., M.P.H., FACOG.

This project is coordinated by Mr. Chad Coleman, MPH.

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