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Many times I am approached by postmenopausal women with concerns about removing their ovaries during hysterectomy. They frequently ask, “Will I need to take hormones after the surgery?” However, these women are already in menopause, and their ovaries are no longer producing hormones. It would be like removing your appendix- it has no function, so… Read More

Last week I was a guest on Joni Aldrich‘s radio show Treatment SOS. The interview is packed with knowledge every woman should know, including the different types of gynecological cancers, risk factors, symptoms, and screening. We discussed uterine/womb cancer, cervical, and ovarian cancer.  Listen to the interview below.

On Friday, July 18, 2014 I was a guest on Dr. Keller’s radio show “Get Your Sexy Back” on KLAV 1230 am, one of the oldest am radio stations in Las Vegas. I had a great time speaking on her show and talking to the callers. Please enjoy the audio below- we discuss everything from… Read More

Normally, endometrial tissue lines the inside of the uterine cavity. This is the tissue a woman sheds every month with her menstrual cycle. When this tissue is found anywhere outside of its normal location, we call it endometriosis. This condition affects young, menstruating women. Although the cause of endometriosis is not completely understood, it is likely… Read More

The word adhesion refers to internal scarring whereby organs that are not normally attached become welded together with bands of tissue. Adhesions in the pelvis are caused by previous gynecologic surgery, trauma, inflammation, endometriosis, or tumors.  When tissues are traumatized or inflamed, the healing systems of the body are activated.  Just like a cut on your… Read More

The most common condition treated by hysterectomy is fibroids. Uterine fibroids are benign tumors of the uterine muscle that can cause abnormal bleeding, pain, and/or infertility. Because they come from the uterine wall, as they grow and enlarge, the uterus becomes enlarged along with them. Fibroids can range in size from the size of a… Read More

Many women come to my practice for a consultation and ask this very basic question: “What is a hysterectomy?” A total hysterectomy literally means we are removing the uterus and the cervix. The only physiological purpose of the uterus is to carry a pregnancy, so if a medical condition requires hysterectomy for treatment, a woman… Read More