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Archive for February, 2014

Unless you’ve gone to medical school, medical science is an intimidating subject. Medicine progresses at breakneck speed and more complicated treatments are made available all the time. As a patient, you may wonder how you can possibly keep up. After all, the doctors are the experts, right? This mindset may make you feel that you… 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