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Hysterectomy

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Adopted January 2018

Hysterectomy is one of the most commonly performed procedures with rates that are highly variable based on location rather than patient population. The workgroup met from March 2017 to January 2018 to develop to promote appropriate use of hysterectomy, including pre-surgical counseling and evaluation, while recognizing individual variation based on clinical opinion and patient preference from assessment and medical management, uterine sparing procedures, and if indicated, surgical procedures including follow-up care emphasizing the enhanced recovery after surgery protocol and use of a minimally invasive approach.

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Workgroup Members

Name Title Organization
Pat Kulpa, MD, MBA Medical Director Regence BlueShield
Sharon Kwan, MD, MS Interventional Radiologist University of Washington Medical Center
John Lenihan, MD Medical Director of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery MultiCare Health System
Jennie Mao, MD Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Washington Medical Center
Rachelle McCarty, MPH Patient Advocate
Sarah Prager, MD Chair Washington State Section of ACOG
Kevin Pieper, MD Chief, Women’s and Children’s Providence Regional Medical Center Everett
Kristin Riley, MD, FACOG Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Washington Medical Center
Jeanne Rupert, DO, PhD (Chair)  Family Physician One Medical
Anita Showalter, DO, FACOOG Associate Professor and Chair, Women’s Health Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
Susan Warwick, MD Obstetrics and Gynecology Kaiser Permanente