While it is often the last resort, the Hysterectomy is the second most frequently performed surgical procedure for women in the United States. It's estimated one in three women will have one by the time they're 60.
Fortunately, there is now a minimally invasive option for women. In this month's Health Check report, see how doctors are using state-of-the-art technology, a da Vinci Hysterectomy, to give doctors better precision and patients better results. It is also allowing patients to get back to their normal routines - sooner.
Shannon Walker is a 37-year-old mother, nurse and student. She's also a da Vinci Hysterectomy patient. She had the procedure less than two weeks ago. See why she was reluctant at first - and what she's saying about the procedure now. It's Wednesday on the Channel Six News at 5:00 p.m.