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What is a Cystoscopy? Why is it an Outpatient Procedure?

A cystoscopy is a simple, useful procedure that can help us diagnose abnormalities inside the bladder like Interstitial Cystitis.  By inserting a camera through the urethra and into the bladder, we can see inflammation, blockages, and get an overall Read

Posted in Bladder, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, Medications and Prescriptions, Procedures, Surgery, Treatments

Affirmations to Read Before Surgery With Dr. Davis

Surgery can be a scary thought, especially if you’ve never had surgery before.  Recovery from surgery can also sound equally scary.  Rest assured– I have performed thousands of laparoscopic surgeries, most in conjunction with Skyway Surgery Center, Read More…

Posted in Procedures, Surgery

IUD Patients– Make Sure to Schedule Your Annual Exam!

IUD stands for Intrauterine Device– it is a small T-shaped device that is gently inserted into the uterus.  There are two major types of IUDs– hormonal and copper.  The copper IUD can be left in place for up to 10

Posted in Birth Control, Endometriosis, Hormones, Periods/Menstruation, Procedures, Side-Effects, Symptoms

Why Can’t I Lift Anything After a Hysterectomy?

  When you have a hysterectomy your doctor will remind you that you need to avoid lifting anything during your recovery.  You may be wondering what exactly “anything” means, what is considered “too much,” and when is lifting okay again?  When

Posted in Hysterectomy, Procedures

Pelvic Ultrasound– Why Do We Perform It?

A pelvic ultrasound is a simple, incredibly useful test that we can perform here in our office in conjunction with a pelvic exam.  During a pelvic ultrasound a small device (that looks very similar to a wand) is inserted into

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Examinations, Procedures

Surgery’s Effect on Anti-Müllerian Hormone and Fertility

Ovarian cysts (called ovarian endometrioma) are common in women; sometimes they cause no issues and can be left alone, other times they are highly problematic and need to be considered for removal.  We know the presence of ovarian endometrioma can

Posted in Cancer, Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Hormones, Procedures

Uterine Morcellation– Part 3; Assessing Cancer Risk

Let’s continue our topic of Uterine Morcellation as it relates to cancer.  We learned last week that if cancer is suspected/present we want to remove affected organs or tissue in their entirety.  As a specialist and a surgeon, I avoid

Posted in Breast Cancer, Cancer, Examinations, Procedures

Uterine Morcellation– Part 2; Suspected or Confirmed Cancer

Last week we introduced Uterine Morcellation by providing a rough overview of what it is and why it is done.  Today, we’re going to talk about Uterine Morcellation as it relates to cancer. In the presence of cancer, it is

Posted in Cancer, Examinations, Fibroids, Hysterectomy, Procedures

Uterine Morcellation Part 1; Overview

We are going to spend the next couple of blogs talking about Uterine Morcellation.  This is an important topic, especially if you are considering any gynecological-related “removal” surgery like fibroid removal or hysterectomy. What is Uterine Morcellation? Uterine Read More…

Posted in Cancer, Hysterectomy, Procedures, Resources, Scars

Troublesome, Painful Ovarian Cysts

Today we are going to be talking about Ovarian Cysts.  These fluid filled sacks can develop on the ovaries either individually or in small clusters.  Sometimes they are small and painless, other times they are quite painful.  Some cysts will

Posted in cysts/ovarian cysts, Oophorectomy, Procedures, Symptoms, Treatments

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