A hysterectomy is a surgery to remove a woman's uterus during an incision in lower abdomen. A partial hysterectomy removes just the uterus, leaving the cervix intact. A total hysterectomy removes both the uterus and the cervix. If you have gynecologic cancer such as cancer of the uterus or cervix a hysterectomy is the best treatment option. A hysterectomy is the only certain, permanent solution for fibroids, benign uterine tumours that often cause persistent bleeding, anaemia, pelvic pain or bladder pressure. In the nonsurgical treatments of fibroids are possibilities, depending on discomfort level and tumour size. Laparoscopic-assisted or vaginal hysterectomies for quicker and easy recovery. The hospital stay generally tends to be longer with an abdominal hysterectomy than with a vaginal hysterectomy. This procedure performed within two hours.