Hysterectomy

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For Those Women That Have Had a Hysterectomy

Generally, many women who undergo a hysterectomy (but retain their ovaries) will experience changes in their hormones, even though they still have ovarian function. Some won’t note any differences following their hysterectomy, whereas others will immediately notice significant symptomatology of menopause, even though their ovaries are intact. We have several recommendations for women who are […]

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Hysterectomy: Pros, Cons and Alternatives

Second only to cesarean section, hysterectomies are one of the most commonly performed surgeries on women — more than a half a million each year. This operation is done to remove all or part of the uterus, sometimes the cervix, and the ovaries. In certain cases, a hysterectomy is warranted – to save lives, to […]

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MRI Focused Ultrasound for Fibroids

MRI–guided ultrasound ablation for fibroids MRI-guided high-intensity ultrasound (MRgFUS), otherwise known as high–intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU),  has become a wonderful new addition developed as a noninvasive treatment modality for uterine fibroids. MRgFUS/HIFU actually uses high-intensity focused ultrasound beams to heat and obliterate the fibroid tissue. This leaves the nearby tissues undamaged, with a minimal number […]

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Endometrial Ablation – The Pros and Cons

Isn’t it confusing when you’re trying to find more information about a particular condition or treatment and all you encounter is a host of unfamiliar medical terms? It can be a little intimidating to constantly come across words with unknown meaning. And even if you know what something means generally, it’s best for your well-being […]

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Fibroids and Myomectomy

Myomectomy For Problematic Fibroids Myomectomy involves uterine resection, which is the removal of a fibroid and a small portion of the uterus where the fibroid is attached. Successful myomectomy requires a highly skilled GYN surgeon. The primary goal of myomectomy is to minimize the damage to the uterine tissue and the surrounding organs that can […]

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Common Reasons for Choosing Elective Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is the second most common significant operation performed on females inside the United States (the most common being cesarean section delivery). Every year, more than 600,000 women undergo a hysterectomy. Despite the fact that some progressive doctors claim that up to 90% of hysterectomies are unnecessary, more conservative estimates put that number between 20–30%. […]

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Alternatives to Hysterectomy

If you have the option to forego a hysterectomy, it’s important for you to know that, with hormonal support and changes in lifestyle, there are many alternatives to explore that can take care of heavy bleeding, endometriosis, fibroids, and even polyps. Current treatment options include:  Medical/hormonal management  D&C and hysteroscopy  Endometrial ablation  MRI–guided focused ultrasound […]

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Different Types of Hysterectomy Procedures

A large number of women from my mother’s era had no clue what was involved in getting a hysterectomy. Today, we are lucky – there are now varying degrees of a hysterectomy, as well as different techniques that are commonly used to perform the surgery. While it’s great to have options, that means its essential […]

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uterine fibroid embolization

Uterine Fibroid Embolization or Uterine Artery Embolization

Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) – also called uterine artery emolization (UAE) is one of the latest, most modern procedures that has the potential to completely change the way uterine fibroids are handled. UFE is a technique which is regularly performed by an interventional radiologist, working with the referring gynecologist, since most gynecologists have not been […]

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Medical Hormonal Management Options

For women with fibroids, heavy bleeding, or endometriosis If you suffer from symptomatic fibroids, heavy bleeding or endometriosis, you might be able to avoid a hysterectomy with the right medical management and care. For those who cannot avoid hysterectomy, therapeutic and medical care and management can help minimize the impact of surgery. The great news […]

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