How long will I be in hospital after my hysterectomy?

Patients undergoing abdominal hysterectomy have traditionally stayed in hospital for at least 6 days. It is increasingly recognised that early discharge from hospital has several advantages:

  • Patients, understandably feel more comfortable in their own environment.
  • There is probably less risk of infection away from the hospital.
  • Early mobilisation reduces the risks of deep venous thrombosis (a blood clot developing in the deep veins of a leg or in the pelvis) or pulmonary embolism (the clot in the vein breaks away and travels to the lung).
  • Early discharge allows optimum utilisation of hospital staff and facilities.

The majority of our patients are home within four or five days and many patients are back to full activity including work within three or four weeks.

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