10 minutes, 12 hysterectomies are performed in the United States.
According to a report published by Obstetrics and Gynecology, 9 of
them probably didn't meet the guidelines set out by the American
College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists for hysterectomy.
hysterectomies performed annually in the United States (~170,000
- ~300,000 due to uterine fibroids)
5 billion dollars spent annually on hysterectomies (medical expense
of procedures only)
time off from work to recover from a hysterectomy is 6 weeks (~144
million lost work hours)
of all women undergoing hysterectomy have their ovaries removed
5 billion dollars spent on hormone replacement therapy annually
of all women undergo hysterectomy by age 60
is performed less than 40,000 times a year in the U.S.
25,000 uterine artery embolizations have been performed worldwide
every 10,000 hysterectomies performed, 11 women die. (Approximately
660 women die each year in the United States from complications
as many as 80% of all women have uterine fibroids. While the majority
usually have no symptoms, 1 in 4 end up with symptoms severe enough
to require treatment.
does YOUR state rank in the performance of hysterectomies?