Considerations to improve the evidence-based use of vaginal hysterectomy in benign gynecology

Michael Moen, Andrew Walter, Oz Harmanli, Jeffrey Cornelia, Mikio Nihira, Rajiv Gala, Carl Zimmerman, Holly E. Richter

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Abstract

Vaginal hysterectomy fulfills the evidence-based requirements as the preferred route of hysterectomy for benign gynecologic disease. Despite proven safety and effectiveness, the vaginal approach for hysterectomy has been and remains underused in surgical practice. Factors associated with underuse of vaginal hysterectomy include challenges during residency training, decreasing case numbers among practicing gynecologists, and lack of awareness of evidence supporting vaginal hysterectomy. Strategies to improve resident training and promote collaboration and referral among practicing physicians and increasing awareness of evidence supporting vaginal hysterectomy can improve the primary use of this hysterectomy approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)585-588
Number of pages4
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Volume124
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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    Moen, M., Walter, A., Harmanli, O., Cornelia, J., Nihira, M., Gala, R., Zimmerman, C., & Richter, H. E. (2014). Considerations to improve the evidence-based use of vaginal hysterectomy in benign gynecology. Obstetrics and gynecology, 124(3), 585-588. https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000000398