LISTEN: Endometriosis is a condition that affects one in 10 women, causing painful cramps and excessive bleeding during menstruation.
Getting a hysterectomy removes the uterus as a treatment for the painful bleeding caused by endometriosis during a woman's period.
But former CEO of Endometriosis New Zealand Deborah Bush told Magic Talk's Leah Panapa getting a hysterectomy is not a cure for endometriosis.
"For a very, very long time - years and decades - we have seen women undergoing a hysterectomy," she said.
"It is not a cure for endo. So invariably, those who have had surgery often come back with persisting symptoms."
Listen to the full call with Deborah Bush above, and tune into Danny Watson & Leah Panapa every weekday from Midday on Magic Talk.