modified radical hysterectomy
(MAH-dih-FIDE RA-dih-kul HIS-teh-REK-toh-mee)
Surgery to remove the uterus, cervix, upper part of the vagina, and nearby ligaments and tissues. Nearby lymph nodes may also be removed. In this type of surgery, not as many tissues and/or organs are removed as in a radical hysterectomy.