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Route of Hysterectomy: An Evidence-based Approach


Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: March 2014 - Volume 57 - Issue 1 - p 58–71
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000009
Hysterectomy 2014: Indications and Techniques

The number of hysterectomies performed has long been a concern; now the appropriateness of the surgical method is under more careful scrutiny. What is the clinically appropriate route and method for hysterectomy in a given patient? To ensure that each patient receives the best possible care at reasonable costs, physicians must closely examine recent data comparing surgical approaches to hysterectomy. So, what is the most evidence-based approach for hysterectomy?

Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

The author declares that there is nothing to disclose.

Correspondence: S. Robert Kovac, MD, Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. E-mail:

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.