Dr. J. Kyle Mathews explains the difference between a total, partial and radical hysterectomy When a patient hears that she needs a hysterectomy, a lot of information is coming her way, and it can be confusing and overwhelming. One thing many women don’t know is that a hysterectomy refers to the removal of the uterus,…Read the Rest of Article
Hysterectomy for benign, non cancerous, indications is one of the commonest surgical procedures in women, but the association between the procedure and the increase risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), heart attach and stroke is not fully understood.
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Women under 50 undergoing hysterectomy, with or without oophorectomy, are at an increased risk of heart disease, a new Swedish study suggests .
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AAGL Recommends Vaginal or Laparoscopic Approach for Hysterectomies The American Academy of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) recommends minimally invasive surgical approaches such as vaginal hysterectomy (VH) and laparoscopic hysterectomy (LH) for benign uterine disease, according to a position statement published online November 7 in the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. “When procedures are required to treat…Read the Rest of Article
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While it is true that 75% of the 590,000 hysterectomies each year performed in the U.S. used the abdominal approach, multiple studies and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology state that the majority of hysterectomies should be performed by the vaginal approach. These same studies have shown that the decision to perform a hysterectomy abdominally or vaginally has more to do with the training and experience of the surgeon than the condition for which the procedure is being performed. American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ACOG) Committee Opinion #311 April 2005.
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