Frisco Women's Health

5575 Warren Parkway Suite 116
Baylor Prof. Bldg. 1
Frisco, TX 75034    (directions)
972-668-8300

So Your Doctor Says You Need A Hysterectomy, Do You Really?

Multiple studies have shown Hysterectomy to be one of most overly performed surgeries in the United States, probably second only to Cesarean Section.

Hysterectomy definitely has its place in the treatment of female problems but in the last 15 years, there have been new medications, outpatient and inpatient procedures that are not as dangerous as hysterectomy yet can be just as effective. Why is it that some physicians can do five times as many hysterectomies in year as I do yet my patients are extremely satisfied with the care I provide?

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Yesterday I removed an 11 cm ovarian mass from a 68 year old woman, using the da Vinci Robotic System at Baylor Medical Center at Frisco. What’s the big deal? Her largest incision was 1.5 cm, she lost less than 50 cc of blood while removing her uterus and ovaries (Robot Assisted Total Vaginal Hysterectomy, Bilateral Salpingoopherectomy) and she went home in the morning. Ninety-nine percent of OB/GYN physicians in America would have cut her open (laparotomy) from her pubic bone to her belly button and she would have stayed in the hospital for at least 3 days with easily 6 times the blood loss.

Moral of the story, keep up with the latest training and your patients will benefit immensely.

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da Vinci Robotic Surgery

da Vinci Robotic Surgery

Changing the way you feel about surgery. The da Vinci Robotic system minimizes blood loss, scarring, as well as healing time...

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