FDA Discourages Use of Morcellation

Publish Date: May 2, 2014 12:00 am

Morcellation – a procedure that involves the shredding and removal of tissue – is a common surgical technique used during hysterectomy or the treatment of uterine fibroids. Recently, the procedure has come under scrutiny for posing risks of spreading cancer. On Thursday, April 17, 2014 the U.S. Food and Drug…
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Endometriosis & Hysterectomy

Publish Date: Apr 7, 2014 12:00 am

Endometriosis is a common female reproductive condition that affects more than 176 million women throughout the world. The condition occurs when menstrual fluids carry tissues lining the uterus (endometrium) back into the body. This tissue then becomes implanted in areas outside of the uterus, such as the ovaries, bladder, bowel, and…
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Recovering After Hysterectomy: What to Expect

Publish Date: Mar 19, 2014 12:00 am

If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with a condition requiring hysterectomy, learning about the procedure and what to expect can help make your experience and recovery an easier process to navigate. Once you and your doctor have determined an appropriate procedure, for example, you should openly discuss what…
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Questions to Ask When Considering Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy

Publish Date: Nov 30, -0001 12:00 am

If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with a condition requiring hysterectomy surgery, you likely have many questions and concerns. For those who are considering a minimally invasive approach to hysterectomy – such as laparoscopic hysterectomy – there are unique questions you should ask your doctor. A few of these include:…
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Minimally Invasive Hysterectomies Increase, Costs Remain Lower Than Abdominal Approach

Publish Date: Feb 25, 2014 12:00 am

Women who have been told that they may require a hysterectomy have many factors to consider, including surgical recovery times, surgical approaches, and available alternatives. For many, though, paying for a hysterectomy is one of the largest concerns. According to a study from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, there may be comfort in…
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Study Analyzes Same-Day Discharge After Vaginal Hysterectomy

Publish Date: Feb 11, 2014 10:40 am

Study Analyzes Same-Day Discharge After Vaginal Hysterectomy Posted on Feb 11, 2014 10:40am EST Study Analyzes Same-Day Discharges After Vaginal Hysterectomy Today, vaginal hysterectomies are performed in a minority of cases. The advent of innovative minimally invasive approaches – including laparoscopic hysterectomy and robotic hysterectomy – has rendered vaginal hysterectomy much less common. According to surgical…
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Boston Hospitals Review Hysterectomy Technique After Cancer Concerns

Publish Date: Feb 4, 2013 12:00 am

Two Boston hospitals are beginning to change protocol after reviewing risks of spreading cancer through morcellation – a surgical technique sometimes used during laparoscopic hysterectomy. Morcellation involves the shredding of tissue, typically uterine fibroids, during laparoscopic hysterectomy. The tissue can then be removed through a small incision in the abdomen. The reviews were…
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Researchers Find Complications in Robotic Surgery Often Unreported

Publish Date: Oct 31, 2013 12:00 am

Hospitals and physicians throughout the country have been quick to adopt the use of robotic surgery, an approach that uses robotically controlled instruments and 3-D imaging to perform surgical procedures. Although robotic surgery – including robotic hysterectomy – has become an increasingly popular treatment option, evidence that the robotic approach…
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Increase in Robotic Surgery, Subsequent Injuries Linked to Aggressive Marketing

Publish Date: Oct 18, 2013 12:00 am

Robotic surgery enables doctors to perform surgery using robotically controlled instruments and 3-D imaging. It is commonly used for hysterectomies, gall bladder removal, prostate cancer treatment, heart valve operations, and various soft tissue operations. Although proponents of robotic surgery have made claims that the robotic approach offers numerous advantages over…
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Hysterectomy Linked to Improved Cervical Cancer Survival Over Radiation

Publish Date: Oct 4, 2013 03:36 pm

Hysterectomy Linked to Improved Cervical Cancer Survival Over Radiation Posted on Oct 4, 2013 3:36pm EDT Cervical cancer is cancer that forms in tissues of the cervix – the organ connecting the uterus and the vagina. It is nearly always caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Typically slow-growing and asymptomatic…
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Australia Health Budget Could Use Help From Hysterectomy Surgeries

Publish Date: Sep 25, 2013 12:00 am

A new story from Australia is opening eyes around the world to the benefits of innovative, minimally invasive techniques for hysterectomies. In an article published by ABC Australia earlier this week, Australian medical experts commented on the scarce funding for the nation's health care system. While inefficiencies may exist in various…
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Safety Benefits of Robotic Hysterectomy Debated

Publish Date: Sep 16, 2013 12:00 am

Women considering hysterectomy surgery now have more treatment options than ever before. Among these options, new innovations in medical science and technology have produced an alternative to traditional hysterectomy surgery known as robotic hysterectomy. A minimally invasive procedure, robotic hysterectomy is performed using high-tech, robotically controlled surgical instruments. Although numerous proponents of robotic…
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Routes for Hysterectomy: Vaginal and Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Publish Date: Sep 5, 2013 11:52 am

In the United States, there are more than 600,000 hysterectomies performed each year. Today, hysterectomies can be performed abdominally, vaginally, or with laparoscopic or robotic assistance. When determining which route and method is best, doctors should use a structured approach that focuses on a patient's safety, cost-efficiency, and how to best meet…
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Options for Treating Uterine Fibroids

Publish Date: Aug 26, 2013 12:00 am

Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that originate in the smooth muscle layers (myometrium) of the uterus. Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumors in women and are usually discovered in patients during the middle to later reproductive years. Available treatment options for this condition include: Endometrial ablation Uterine artery embolization…
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Welcome to our Blog!

Publish Date: Jul 25, 2013 12:00 am

Are you considering a hysterectomy? You are not alone. At Hysterectomy.com, we are committed to providing women with the facts and resources they need to make an informed decision about hysterectomy surgery. If you have questions about hysterectomies or are considering this medical procedure, we hope you will find all…
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