August 17, 2017 // Posted in: Featured, In The Press
Despite advancements in gynecological surgical techniques, a large number of women are still subjected to open procedures for hysterectomy or myomectomy. This is often the result of surgeons’ lack of laparoscopic training and experience with complex conditions like large fibroids or extensive endometriosis. Patients need to understand that it is not the extent of the condition, but the skill of the specialist.
In recent stories from celebrities (singer Monica, Real Housewife Bethenny Frankel, and Australian clothing designer Thessy Kouzoukas) announcing treatment for GYN conditions that millions of women are experiencing, too many are claiming that they are going to have major surgery with open procedures or 7-8 hour procedures. Despite the implication that celebrity also affords access to the best level of care, these women are actually experiencing out-of-date procedures, with long, painful recoveries.Read More