Ive worked surgery for 9 years now....and between a vaginal hys and a open hys....the vaginal takes way less recovery time. its much easier on you and you can go back to work sooner. I think its only a 2 week recovery..if its a open hyst....i think its 4-6 weeks of recovery. Anyway, Im not as sure about the recovery time...im only used to helping take them out!!!! but the vaginal is way easier to recover from!!
I had a a vaginal hysterectomy in 2006. I figured I had 2 babies that way so why get cut open at 44! My recovery was less than 3 weeks and I was back to work full time on light duty ie~ no heaving lifting etc. I had my uterus removed and kept my ovaries, the very worst part of the whole experience was waking up after surgery! other than that the good far outweighs the bad! No More periods!! So nice!!