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How long from pre op to surgery?

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How long from pre op to surgery?

So after 3 years of constant smears and colopscopy and lletz it was decided on Tuesday that a total hysterectomy is the next stage and I'm now on the waiting list. Consultant said on Tuesday that it would be a  6-12 mth wait which is fine, but today (2 days later) I have got my pre op assessment appointment letter for the 23rd September so just over a week away. Alot quicker than I was expecting, my last pre op was done 2weeks before surgery at the same hospital so I can't see them doing a pre op then waiting a year to do the surgery? I know I will find everything out on the 26th but how long between the pre op and surgery has others waited? Is it possible to still wait up to a year after pre op? Thanx 



Usually for a major op like a hysterectomy your pre op can only be at most about month before. 

I had my pre-op on 27th and hysterectomy on the 29th. I got a phone all on 23rd for the op date. 


11th March 2019- 1st ever abnormal smear. (Never missed a smear)

1st May 2019 - Colposcopy with LLETZ

9th May 2019 - diagnosis ?1B Villoglandular adenocarcinoma and high grade CGIN;

22nd and 23rd May 2019 - MRI/CT

29th May - MDT meeting. MRI/CT clear. Amount of tumour 1A stage.

13th June 2nd LLETZ with top hat procedure 

3rd July Confirmed staging 1A1, clear margins on 2nd LLETZ. Scheduled for laparoscopic hysterectomy, keeping ovaries.

29/8/19 Total Laproscopic hysterectomy with ovarian conservation.

26/9/19 pathology confirms NED:-)

10/3/20 1st follow up including vault smear. Biopsy of presumed granulation tissue.....Confirmed negative :)


Hi, thank you! I was thinking that there was no point in doing it so early then having me wait as things could change in that time and I would only end up needing another one. Now I'm wondering is there a reason it's being done so quick?? This whole thing has just been a complete mystery lol no matter how many questions I ask at the time lol I guess the 26th should clear up some more for me hopefully


Pre ops last for 14-16 weeks but this timescale can be altered depending on your own circumstances .  I think nhs guidelines say not to exceed 18 weeks.  (Guidelines thou not a definite)


my husband had had major surgery and it was 13 weeks from pre op to surgery date


Jan 19

trip to gynae due to irregular bleeding over a number of years ... silver nitrate unsuccessful 


april 19 colposcopy booked for cold coagulation gynae disagreed with this treatment and took biopsy 


may19. Biopsy results high grade CGIN


june 19 lletz performed .. minimal bleeding after lower back pain after 10 days

August 19 unclear margins September referral to mdt .. September 19 hysterectomy recommended November 19 keyhole hysterectomy (ovaries kept)

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