The Essential Guide to Hysterectomy: Advice from a Gynecologist on Your Choices Before, During, and After Surgery

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2013 - Health & Fitness - 466 pages
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In this new, updated version of the groundbreaking book, gynecologist and leading women s health expert Dr. Lauren Streicher who in a direct, clear, and often humorous way reveals the following: What your doctor isn t telling you; robotic hysterectomy and why it is becoming so popular; new nonsurgical ways to control heavy bleeding; the latest on hormone therapy, including bioidentical hormones; how to decrease your risk of uterine or ovarian cancer without removing your uterus or ovaries; new methods for treating fibroids; and a comprehensive guide to websites and resources.
  

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User Review  - michaelg16 - LibraryThing

Clear bright prose that illuminates a vast amount of complicated material. I gave this to a friend who is a colorectal surgeon who actually does hysterectomies and he thought it excellent and quite complete. Well done. Read full review

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User Review  - runeshower - LibraryThing

Very detailed guide. I was glad to receive a copy of this through LibraryThing Early Reviewers, since I have friends who have recently undergone hysterectomies, and I was looking for information to ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 01 The History and Politics of Hysterectomy
3
Chapter 02 Anatomy 101
17
Chapter 03 Who Gets a Hysterectomy? Who Absolutely Needs One?
29
Uterine Disorders and Alternatives to Hysterectomy
41
Chapter 04 FibroidsWhatWhere and How
43
Chapter 05 Nonsurgical Treatment of Fibroids
57
Chapter 06 Removing Fibroids
71
Chapter 07 Uterine Prolapse
87
Chapter 17 Recovering from Surgery
255
Chapter 18 Complications and How to Reduce Your Risk
273
Decisions Regarding Surgery
289
Chapter 19 The Cervix Decision
291
Chapter 20 The Ovary Decision
299
Chapter 21 Women at Genetic Risk for Gynecologic Cancers
311
Chapter 20 Time for That Tummy Tuck? Plasticand Associated Procedures
323
Life after Hysterectomy
333

Chapter 08 Pain and Abnormal Bleeding
99
Chapter 09 Precancerous Conditions and Cancer
127
Surgery and Recovery
141
Chapter 10 Abdominal Hysterectomy
143
Chapter 11 Vaginal Hysterectomy and Treatment of Urinary Incontinence
159
Chapter 12 Laparoscopic and RoboticAssisted Hysterectomy
171
Chapter 13 Choosing a Surgeon
191
Chapter 14 Anesthetic Issues
211
Chapter 15 Preparing for Surgery
221
Chapter 16 The Day of Surgery
235
Chapter 23 Exercise and Other Activities
335
Chapter 24 A Word or Two about Hormones
349
Chapter 25 Alternatives to Estrogen Therapy
367
Chapter 26 Sex after Hysterectomy
381
Chapter 27 Pregnancy after Hysterectomy
397
Chapter 28 What I Have Learned from My Patients and Their Husbands
405
Chapter 29 Resources
433
Index
443
About the Author
465
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About the author (2013)

As a recognized leader in women's health, Dr. Lauren F. Streicher appears frequently on national television discussing all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology. Her appearances on The Dr. Oz Show, The Today Show, and Good Morning America have earned her legions of fans and loyal followers impressed by her winning personality and unique ability to address the complicated health issues facing women today. In addition to being a practicing physician and surgeon, Dr. Streicher is an assistant clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University's medical school, the Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago.


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