Most American women will develop fibroids at some point in their lives. In fact, National Institutes of Health reports by age 50, 70 percent of whites and 80 percent of African Americans had fibroids. Fibroids are growths of uterine muscle, usually spherical. Uterine fibroids are the most common noncancerous tumors in women of childbearing age, … Continue reading Should women worry about this common tumor?
Minimally invasive surgery isn’t only used to treat gynecologic cancers. It also can be used for urinary incontinence, uterine fibroids and endometriosis. Here, we explore what minimally invasive surgery is and some potential benefits. WHAT IS IT? Minimally invasive surgery is a downsized version of traditional surgery. Through small incisions, surgeons use tiny telescopes and … Continue reading Smaller is Better: Minimally Invasive Surgery