Benign Gynecology


A hysterectomy may be performed for the following indications – severe abnormal uterine bleeding, painful menses, symptomatic fibroid uterus, endometriosis and adenomyosis. When deemed necessary, Cleveland Clinic surgeons perform a majority of hysterectomies utilizing a minimally invasive approach.

Routes of Hysterectomy for Benign Indication

2016 - 2019

Re-admissions in 30 Days

2016 - 2019

A large portion of our surgical patients go home on the same day of surgery. Indications for readmissions within 30 days after surgery include need for pain management, infection, cardiac and thromboembolic events, among others.

N: Total benign hysterectomy cases

n: Total readmission cases

Re-Operations in 48 Hours

2016 - 2019

Cleveland Clinic is a high-volume and referral tertiary care center where many patients with complex pathologies and co-morbidities are seen. The indications to bring a patient back to surgery (re-operation) within 48 hours of the initial surgery include severe post-operative bleeding and suspected visceral (bladder or bowel) injury.

N: Total benign hysterectomy cases

n: Total reoperation cases within 48 hours

Bladder/Bowel Complications

2016 - 2019

N: Total benign hysterectomy cases

n: Bladder/Bowel Complication cases

Surgical Site Infection Rate for Abdominal Hysterectomy (Benign and Malignant)

2016 – 2019

Cleveland Clinic conducts close surveillance of surgical site infection rates and actively implements steps to reduce these rates.

N: Total abdominal hysterectomy cases performed at Cleveland Clinic

n: Total infection cases