Mayo Clinic's approach

  • Expertise. Mayo Clinic experts are leaders in the use of the latest hysterectomy techniques. Whenever possible your surgeon will choose minimally invasive surgery, performed through an incision in the vagina or through small abdominal incisions (laparoscopic or robotic surgery).
  • Experience. Mayo Clinic gynecologic surgeons perform an average of 500 hysterectomies every year, including robotic hysterectomies.
  • Team approach. Multispecialty teams include gynecologic surgeons and other specialists as needed who can recommend the most appropriate treatment for you.
  • Research. Mayo Clinic gynecologic surgeons are leaders in research on non-surgical management options for several conditions — including fibroids, endometriosis and heavy menstrual bleeding — that are otherwise treated with a hysterectomy.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for gynecology in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

Clinical trials

Explore Mayo Clinic studies testing new treatments, interventions and tests as a means to prevent, detect, treat or manage this disease.

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