Surgical removal of the uterus through an abdominal incision, with a laparoscopy or through the vagina. The uterus is mainly removed when the female patient is suffering with severe pain, experiencing heavy menstrual bleeding and anemia caused as a result of this or the fibroids are growing rapidly and are found in large numbers. It is often not possible to remove individual lumps especially if the patient has a significant amount of proliferations that have grown together with the uterus, as the wound area would become too large. The prerequisite for this procedure is that the patient no longer wants to have children.


Fibroids will never appear again because the uterus has been removed.
There is no risk of cancer to the uterus.


The uterus is removed and the vagina is usually slightly shortened. This could for example have a negative impact on the patient's sex life or result in urinary incontinence. The recovery period is relatively long at 4-6 weeks. Complications may occur following the operation such as e.g. damage to other organs (bladder, ureter and the bowel), post-operative hemorrhages, infections and proliferations. Following the operation, a scar will remain where an incision has been made in the abdomen. The patient can no longer have children.