Paul J. MacKoul, M.D., co-founder, The Center for Innovative GYN Care This past spring, when COVID-19 was becoming widespread in some parts of the country, many people saw their elective surgeries canceled by the facilities where they were to be performed. Unless a surgery was necessary to save a life or had the potential to …
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By: Dr. Paul MacKoul, MD The COVID19 pandemic has had far reaching consequences for women across the country. Careers, childcare, and lifestyles have all been drastically impacted. So often women are not only more likely to bear the burdens of the household, of child raising, and other societal costs, but their urgent health needs are …
DualPortGYN® at CIGC® Offers Laparoscopic Hysterectomy For Complex GYN Conditions That Can Cause Pelvic Pain Women suffering from complex GYN conditions are often living with chronic pain, but groundbreaking, minimally invasive procedures now enable women to take back their lives, pain-free. In the case of hysterectomy, the word itself often holds so much weight, patients …
There are many options for hysterectomy procedures. Recovery for each procedure depends on the skill of the specialist, placement of the incisions and technique used for removal and control of blood loss. These factors all play into patient safety, surgical outcomes and both the length and quality of a patient’s recovery.
Laparoscopic hysterectomy recovery has been proven to have overall better outcomes for patients, but choosing an experienced minimally invasive GYN surgeon has a direct impact on surgical success and recovery.
Hearing the word hysterectomy from a doctor can sound like a death knell to some women. Much of that has to do with misinformation about what a hysterectomy is and how removing organs affects the body, but for many women, the idea of any kind of surgery is deeply upsetting.
There are long held beliefs about what will happen after removing a uterus. While many of these are myths, they can create fear and confusion, making the decision even harder. It is important for a surgeon to listen closely to the concerns of a patient and explain what happens, what organs are being removed and how hormones will be affected. For example, many women are unaware that the ovaries produce the hormones associated with menopause. If left in tact, the patient should not experience early menopause, and the symptoms associated with menopause after surgery.
“From the time I had my consult all the way through my surgery, it was such a great experience. The staff, the doctors everyone was so professional. I got immediate response from the doctors whenever I had a question.”
When women compare CIGC procedures to other more invasive options, they are stunned to see the difference.
“I feel bad for all these women who go through horrible surgeries unnecessarily. I remember taking things to a co-worker who had an open hysterectomy who had a 6 week recovery. And that was just a few years ago. There is so much misinformation out there about fibroids after menopause, which after reading your site, I discovered was wrong.
Learn about some of the misconceptions about what having a hysterectomy can mean, especially as it relates to menopause and sex. Many of the thoughts women have about what their life will be like after a hysterectomy is actually what women experience during menopause, it’s important to know the difference.