UnitedHealth steps in to help GYNs make better decisions regarding hysterectomies

The preferred route for a hysterectomy is vaginal. This means the entire surgery is done through the vagina with no incisions in the abdomen of any kind. The joke among surgeons is that it is a bit like taking a car apart through the muffler. While doing surgery entirely through the vagina may sound highly […]

Is power morecellation during a hysterectomy really unsafe?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement about power morcellation during hysterectomy and myomectomy (surgery to remove uterine fibroids), raising concerns about these devices spreading unanticipated cancers. There have been several reports in the literature and the press alike of this happening and when it does it significantly worsens the prognosis.  The American Congress […]

A robotic hysterectomy is more expensive, but is it better?

In a word, no (unless you have cancer). So, let’s take cancer out of the picture and discuss hysterectomy for non-cancerous (benign) reasons.First of all. A hysterectomy (removing the uterus) can be done via one of the 4 methods: 1.    Vaginal, a small incision at the top of the vagina and the uterus is removed entirely […]