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What’s the Difference Between an Obstetrician and Gynecologist?

obstetrician working in the hospital while performing an ultrasound of pregnant belly, monitoring and consulting pregnant patient

The term OB-GYN encompasses two different medical fields, obstetrics, and gynecology, which both focus on women’s health.  What are the differences between gynecologists (GYNs) and obstetricians (OBs)?  ● Obstetricians are involved with care Read More…

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Dr. Davis Book Recommendation: “Better” by Atul Gawande

This week we’re doing something a little different with a book recommendation from Dr. Davis: Everyone has flaws, everyone faces challenges beyond their control but even though we’re only human, many people still strive to get as close as they

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Endometriosis 101: What is it like to Have Endometriosis?

Part Two: What is it like to Have Endometriosis? Every month as you move through your cycle, endometrial growths (in addition to the normal endometrial cells inside your uterus) swell up with prostaglandin which can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, Read

Posted in Diagnosis, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Heart Disease, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Medications and Prescriptions, Menopause, Overall Women's Health, Pain/Chronic Pain, Painful Intercourse, Periods/Menstruation, Procedures, Resources, Surgery, Symptoms, Treatments

Hysterectomies: the Why, the What & the When

What is a hysterectomy?  A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, a muscular reproductive organ of the female body. The operation may be performed via abdominal hysterectomy, laparoscopic hysterectomy or vaginal hysterectomy. A hysterectomy Read More…

Posted in Cancer, Endometriosis, Heavy Bleeding, Hysterectomy, Incontinence, Infertility, Interstitial Cystitis, Menopause, Ovarian Cancer, Overall Women's Health, Pain/Chronic Pain, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Procedures, Resources, Side-Effects, Surgery, Symptoms, Treatments Tagged with: , , ,

Is Hysterectomy a Cure for Endometriosis?

If your doctor suspects you have endometriosis there are a variety of treatments available to help manage symptoms and prevent your condition from getting worse.  However, there is no official cure.  Ladies who have endometriosis will have to manage Read

Posted in Endometriosis, Hormone Therapy, Hormones, Hysterectomy, Pain/Chronic Pain, Surgery, Treatments

MonaLisa Touch Chico Can Help Restore Sexuality After Cancer

There are many women right here in our community who could benefit from MonaLisa Touch treatments.  Today I want to focus on the women who have battled cancer, have gone through cancer treatments/surgeries/chemotherapy, and have found their sexuality Read More…

Posted in Cancer, MonaLisa Touch Chico, Surgery

Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery

I’d like to take some time to talk about robotic-assisted surgery.  During robotic surgery the cutting, sewing, and extraction is done by four robotic “arms” that are controlled by the surgeon, who sits behind a console unit with high definition

Posted in Surgery

What Happens to the Ovaries during a Partial Hysterectomy?

Let’s talk a little bit about what happens to the ovaries when we take out just the uterus during a partial hysterectomy.  As we know, in order for an organ in our body to function, it needs a blood supply. 

Posted in Hysterectomy, Procedures, Surgery

Gradual Return to Running After Hysterectomy– Part 2/2

Last week I told you that running after hysterectomy is possible.  It takes time, patience, and a great deal of healing, but you can do it!  However, it cannot be emphasized enough that you need to give yourself proper time

Posted in Hysterectomy, Surgery

Gradual Return to Running After Hysterectomy

If you enjoy running or are an active runner, the thought of a hysterectomy could be terrifying.  You might wonder, “How long will I be out?”  “When can I start running again?”  “Will I ever be able to return to my

Posted in Endometriosis, Hysterectomy, Pain/Chronic Pain, Surgery, Uncategorized

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