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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

Why is Surgery Necessary to Diagnose Endometriosis?

Endometriosis occurs when tissue normally found inside the uterus ends up outside the uterus.  This tissue attaches on to other nearby organs in the form of endometrial implants.  These implants do what the term suggests– they plant themselves on the

Posted in Diseases and Conditions, Endometriosis, Examinations, Procedures

Informed Consent (Prior to Surgery) Done in Office

Any time you are going to have planned surgery you are required to sign your Informed Consent.  Singing Informed Consent papers essentially means that you, as the patient, give the surgeon authorization to do surgery.  It also means that you

Posted in Procedures, Resources, Uncategorized

Clinical Trials & Research Studies for Endometriosis

Clinical trials are research studies that measure how well a new medication, technique, or procedure works for people.  Clinical trials could be a simple study of a new medication, it could analyze a person’s life, or they could follow them

Posted in Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Medications and Prescriptions, Procedures, Resources, Treatments, Uncategorized

Interstitial Cystitis Patients– Have you Tried Tibial Nerve Therapy?

Do you suffer from bladder pain, urgency, or frequency?  Do you find yourself always looking or a restroom?  Or maybe you are frustrated that your current treatment is not working?  Previously, we relied on medication, dietary changes, and bladder Read

Posted in Interstitial Cystitis, Procedures

Changes in Pap Smear Recommendations; Annual Exams Still Necessary

In 2014 the American College of Physicians changed their recommendations on cervical cancer screenings, commonly known as the pap smear.  The pap smear involves taking a sample of cells from the cervix and testing for abnormal cells that are cancerous

Posted in Cervical Cancer/Pap Smear, Diagnosis, Diseases and Conditions, Hormones, Procedures, Resources

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