Hysterectomy Cost in India – Procedure, Types, Best Doctors & Hospitals

Posted on February 6th, 2020 by Ganesh Gopakumar


Cost of Hysterectomy in India

The cost of hysterectomy in India comes between USD 2700-3200. 

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The variation of cost within India is due to the choice of hospital and the tier of city chosen.

Choice of Hospital

The choice of hospital can lead to a good variation in cost. The cost varies drastically when we go from an economy hospital to a premium hospital. The cost mainly rises due to the higher room rent, and cost for medical care.

Choice of City

The choice of city in which the hospital lies also makes a big difference in the overall price. The cost of food, accommodation, and transportation are much higher in Tier 1 cities. The hospitals in metro cities also charge higher for medical care. Tier 2 cities are cheaper compared to Tier 1. They are cheaper in every possible way. In addition, the cost of medical care in Tier 2 cities are much lower.

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Days in hospital1 day
Days outside hospital7 days
Total days in India8 days

Cost of hysterectomy compared to other countries

The cost of almost all the surgeries and treatment are lowest in India compared to other countries. The table shows the cost comparison of hysterectomy among various countries and how much you would save by doing the procedure in India.

CountryCost (USD)Savings in India (USD)
South Korea10,5007,500

What is hysterectomy?

Hysterectomy is the partial or complete removal of the uterus from the female body. It may be due to various reasons and complications. Mostly done in older women, and rarely done in younger ones. As of now, every 300 out of every 100,000 women undergo hysterectomy.


The uterus is a pear-shaped organ in the female pelvic region which bears the child after fertilization. Anatomically, it is immediately behind the urinary bladder and right in front of the sigmoid colon. It is the reason why females have wider pelvis. The extra space is used to accommodate the uterus.  It has mainly five parts:

  • The body of the uterus, which contains the endometrial walls where the embryo becomes attached.
  • Isthmus, which is the lower neck region of the uterus
  • The fallopian tube, which are two in number and is the way through which the egg (ovum) comes inside for fertilization.
  • Fundus. It is the upper region that connects the fallopian tube to the body of the uterus.
  • Cervix is the lowest part, which is the path for the sperm to reach the uterus.

Types of hysterectomy

Though there are a variety of procedures available, the medical condition of the woman decides the ideal procedure for her. The final decision is made by the woman in consultation with her doctor. The types are as follows:

  • Total abdominal hysterectomy
  • Vaginal hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopy-assisted vaginal hysterectomy
  • Supracervical hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy
  • Radical hysterectomy

Total abdominal hysterectomy

Total abdominal hysterectomy is the most common type of hysterectomy. During a total abdominal hysterectomy, the doctor removes the uterus, including the cervix. The scar may be horizontal or vertical, depending on the reason the procedure is performed, and the size of the area being treated.

Cancer of the ovaries and uterus, endometriosis, and large uterine fibroids are mainly the conditions which ends up with total abdominal hysterectomy.

The woman undergoing this procedure would not be able to bear a child anymore. Hence, it is usually done in older females who already have children. But exceptions are also seen in cases of cancer.

Vaginal hysterectomy

In this case, the uterus is removed through the vagina. The procedure is apt  for conditions such as uterine prolapse, endometrial hyperplasia, or cervical dysplasia. These are conditions in which the uterus is not too large. The woman will need to have her legs raised up in a stirrup device throughout the procedure. Women who have not given birth earlier could have a hard time with this procedure. The vaginal canal of such women would not be big enough.

If a woman has too large a uterus, cannot have her legs raised in the stirrup device for a long time, the doctor would usually recommend for a total abdominal hysterectomy.

Laparoscopy-assisted vaginal hysterectomy

The procedure is in every way similar to vaginal hysterectomy, but it uses laparoscopy to aid the procedure. The laparoscope is a thin tube with a camera attached at one end which helps to view the contents of the abdomen. The advantage of the above procedure is that it gives a clear view of the abdomen. It is used for early endometrial cancer inorder to check the spread of cancer, or in case of oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries) is planned. The uterus should not be very large for this procedure to be used.

Supracervical hysterectomy

This procedure is used when the cervix is left alone while removing the uterus. It is done in cases where the cervix need not be removed. In case of cancer to the cervix, and other serious malignant conditions of the cervix, the procedure is adopted.

Radical hysterectomy

A much more complicated procedure which involves the removal of tissues around the uterus and maybe the upper vagina. It is mostly done in cases where the cancer has spread to the nearby parts and causes high risk to the patient. It involves various complications, including damage to the bowels and the urinary system.

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Why is hysterectomy done?

It is done due to various reasons and complications.

  • Uterine cancer
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine prolapse

What tests do you need to do prior to the procedure?

A woman must take a pelvic exam, a pap smear, and a diagnosis before the procedure to confirm hysterectomy is the procedure that you need.

  • Laparoscopy is mainly used to rule out the cause of pelvic pain. If the pain arises due to other reasons, then hysterectomy may not be needed.
  • Endometrial biopsy is done for women with abnormal uterine bleeding.
  • A CT scan or a pelvic ultrasound scan is performed to confirm the diagnosis.


  • Usually a general anesthesia is given first.
  • An incision is made on the abdomen, in case of abdominal hysterectomy. Or the vagina is used to access the uterus in the case of vaginal hysterectomy. Sometimes, laparoscopy may be used to aid the procedure.
  • In case of abdominal hysterectomy, incisions are as big as 5-7 inch and the uterus is removed pretty much like an open surgery. The vaginal and laparoscopic procedures are less invasive procedures with smaller incisions.
  • The surgeon removes the uterus and sutures the incision or removes the laparoscope, depending on the procedure that you have opted for.

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What to expect after the procedure?

  • You will wake up in a recovery room until your anesthesia wears off.
  • You will have to stay in hospital for a day prior procedure.
  • If the ovaries are not removed, the woman enters menopause at an earlier age.
  • Avoid sex and lifting heavy objects for 6-8 weeks after the procedure.
  • Bleeding and pain can happen for a few days. You will be given medication for pain relief.

Risks of hysterectomy

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Vaginal prolapse (part of the vagina coming out of the body)
  • Fistula formation (an abnormal connection that forms between the vagina and bladder)
  • Chronic pain
  • Infections
  • Blood clots
  • Hemorrhage
  • Injury to surrounding organs

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Best doctors in India for hysterectomy

  • Dr. Seema Jain
  • Dr. Bhavna Banga
  • Dr. Tanya Buckshee Rohatgi
  • Dr. Sowjanya Aggarwal
  • Dr. Amrinder Kaur Bajaj
  • Dr. Richa Singh
  • Dr. Shalini Chawla Khanna
  • Dr. Surveen Ghumman Sindhu.

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Best hospitals in India for hysterectomy

  1. Fortis Hospital, Delhi
  2. Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai
  3. Jaypee Hospital, Delhi
  4. Fortis Hospital, Mumbai
  5. Max Super Speciality Hospital, Mumbai
  6. BLK Super Speciality Hospital, Mumbai
  7. Apollo Health Center Hospital, Hyderabad
  8. Apollo Hospital, Chennai
  9. Aster Medcity, Kochi
  10. Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre, Chennai.

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How long does recovery from hysterectomy take?

Doctors will encourage you to begin walking around as soon as possible after your surgery, normally within a day or two, to help prevent deep vein thrombosis. You will probably experience pain for the first few days and may have bleeding or vaginal discharge for up to six weeks. You should be able to resume most of your daily activities in 4-8 weeks after surgery.

What are the hormonal changes after the procedure?
Depending on the type of hysterectomy you have, your body may or may not still produce estrogen. If your ovaries were removed during surgery, your body will stop producing estrogen and you may experience symptoms similar to menopause, such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness and sleep problems.

Will I be able to do hysterectomy if I’m a minor?
Maybe. Because this surgery eliminates the ability to reproduce, many surgeons require patients to be at least 21 years of age. However, if you are experiencing symptoms such as pain or heavy bleeding hysterectomy, or cancer, the procedure would be done to save your life.

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