The Essential Guide to Hysterectomy: A Gynecologist's Advice on Your Choices Before, During, and After Surgery, Including Alternatives to Hysterectomy

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M. Evans, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 428 pages
In a clear, conversational language, Dr. Lauren Streicher discusses everything a woman needs to know to make informed choices about this often-controversial subject, including: emotions and sex after surgery, hormone replacement and much more.

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Contents

Anatomy 101
17
Who Gets a Hysterectomy? Who Absolutely
29
Uterine Disorders and Alternatives to Hysterectomy
41
Abdominal Hysterectomy
137
Vaginal Hysterectomy and Treatment
153
Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
165
Choosing a Surgeon
185
Anesthetic Issues
203
The Cervix Decision
281
The Ovary Decision
289
Women at Genetic Risk for Ovarian Cancer
301
Time for That Tummy Tuck? Plastic and Associated Procedures
311
Life After Hysterectomy
321
Exercise and Other Activities
323
A Word or Two About Hormones
337
Sex After Hysterectomy
361

Preparing for Surgery
213
The Day of Surgery
227
Recovering from Surgery
245
Complications and How to Reduce Your Risk
263
Decisions Regarding Surgery
279
Pregnancy After Hysterectomy
377
What 1 Have Learned from My Patients and Their Husbands
385
Index
413
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About the author (2004)

Streicher is a practicing obstetrician gynecologist on staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

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