Posts Tagged ‘myomectomy’

Laparoscopic myomectomy: an alternative approach to tackling submucous fibroids?

Abstract Study Objective To evaluate the differences in peri-operative outcomes and immediate complication rates between laparoscopic myomectomy for submucous fibroids and laparoscopic myomectomy for fibroids in other locations. Patients Three hundred fifty patients with symptomatic uterine fibroids underwent laparoscopic myomectomy. Thirty-three of these were performed for submucous fibroids (group 1), three hundred seventeen were for…

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Fewer women getting minimally invasive hysterectomies since FDA guidelines

A new study adds fuel to an ongoing debate over women’s healthcare: if a surgical procedure associated with dramatically fewer post-operative complications puts some patients at risk for life-threatening cancer, is it worthwhile? Now, a study out of the University of Michigan shows that post-operative complications in hysterectomies grew significantly following that FDA alert. Hospital…

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Can Myomectomy be the Solution for Your Fibroids?

Dr. Gerry Bustillo is currently the Medical Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Program at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and has over 25 years of experience in all types of gynecologic surgery. In this video, Dr. Bustillo helps answer the most important questions about myomectomy (fibroid removal) surgery: what is a myomectomy, or fibroid…

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Watch Dr. Oz Talk About Fibroid Morcellation

On Wednesday this week Dr. Oz spoke to his audience about fibroid disease, and the current status of the morcellator. We’ve been discussing morcellation here for several months since the FDA published their warning on it’s use. Dr. Oz had a GYN surgeon who performs fibroid surgery using the morcellator, a patient who had cancer…

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Wall Street Journal Article on Less Invasive Fibroid Treatments

The Wall Street Journal published an article yesterday discussing alternatives to surgery for women who need their fibroid disease treated. Fibroids have traditionally been treated with hysterectomy, or sometimes with laparoscopic myomectomy (fibroid removal). However, in the last several months, women have been unable to have laparoscopic surgery due to the recall of the ‘morcellator’,…

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FDA Advises Against Morcellator Use for Gynecologists

During a laparoscopic or robotic surgery, a surgeon uses very small incisions to insert cameras and working instruments. Laparoscopic surgery has been around for more than 25 years and is performed for common surgeries such as gallbladders, prostates, etc. It has also been used for hysterectomy and myomectomy. The challenge with these two procedures is…

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