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

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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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The best part of the book is it written for women in a language that does not insult out intelligence. I know a female doctor wrote the book, but she's still a physician.
Second best part is she
does not bash hysterectomies. I'm reading this after the fact. I have no regrets. Like she wrote, a single appointment never gives a patient or her doctor enough time to ask and answer all a patients questions.
This book has been real helpful.
 

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Army Medical Corps : Service Milestones
The history of military medical service and evolution of medical training in India dates back to the days of East India Company. On January 1, 1764, Bengal
Presidency Medical Service was formed. The Madras and Bombay Presidency Medical Services were constituted in 1767 and 1779 respectively. In March 1896, Medical Services of all the three Presidencies of the East India Company were integrated to form Indian Medical Service (IMS), which was primarily a military service whose officers used to cater to the medical needs of Indian Army. There was no organisation of technically trained ancillary personnel to assist the medical officers in the field medical units. Semi-trained nursing sepoys used to perform nursing duties on the field.
Army Hospital Native Corps (AHNC) was formed in 1881, which was reorganised as Army Hospital Corps in 1898. On June 1, 1920, Indian Hospital Corps (IHC) came into being by an amalgamation of Army Hospital Corps (AHC) and Army Bearer Corps (ABC). This was the beginning of a systematic training for medical personnel.
On April 3, 1943, Indian Army Medical Corps (IAMC) was formed by an amalgamation of Indian Medical Services (IMS), Indian Medical Department (IMD) and Indian Hospital Corps (IHC) in accordance with the Army Instruction 114 of 1943. From January 26, 1950 the prefix 'Indian' was discontinued and the corps was redesignated as 'Army Medical Corps' (AMC).
Defence Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee presenting Best Command Hospital Rolling Trophy to Command Hospital (Air Force) Bangalore. Air Chief, Air Chief Marshal, SP Tyagi, Naval Chief, Admiral Arun Prakash and DG, AFMS Surg Vice Admiral VK Singh are also seen in the picture.
Uniforms through the history of Army Medical Corps
After Independence, the corps made a steady progress. The post of Director General Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS) was created in 1949 as coordinating head of the medical services of the Army, Navy and Air Force. The three Services have their own Director Generals in the rank of Lieutenant General or equivalent.
Armed Forces Medical Services not only attends to the sick and wounded on the battlefield but also takes steps for prevention of diseases among troops. The service aims at increasing the battle - efficiency of soldiers and, towards this end, it makes efforts to increase their resistance level. It looks after every aspect of the life of soldiers, sailors and airmen - various conditions in which they live or may be expected to live and the degree of physical stress and strain that they can undergo. It also has a say in the selection of clothes and equipment used by troops.
An earthquake victim under treatment
A medical camp conducted as part of Operation Sadbhavana
AMC has its own hospitals that are among the best-equipped hospitals in the country. It has nursing services to provide nurses to all military hospitals. All units up to a battalion / ship / squadron level are provided with doctors who accompany the troops to the battlefield. There is a systematic mechanism for the evacuation of casualties from forward areas. The corps has some of the highest qualified super-specialist and specialist medical officers in all branches of medicine.
AMC is integrated with the National Health Programme and provides an efficient preventive and curative coverage to its members. The AIDS control programme is being taken up in a big way to meet the challenge of the day. The existing specialised treatment facilities available at limited places are being extended to major military stations in the country with a view to put them in the reach of troops and their families. The facilities in military hospitals are also utilised to provide relief and rehabilitation to the special children of troops in order to bring them into the mainstream.
The corps not only takes care of the serving personnel and their families but also pays equal importance to providing medical care to ex-servicemen. It conducts medical camps in remote
 

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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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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