The Essential Guide to Hysterectomy: Advice from a Gynecologist on Your Choices Before, During, and After Surgery

The Essential Guide to Hysterectomy: Advice from a Gynecologist on Your Choices Before, During, and After Surgery

by Lauren F. Streicher, M.D.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590772119
Publisher: M. Evans & Company
Publication date: 02/16/2013
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 338,234
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

As a recognized leader in women’s health, Dr. Lauren F. Streicher appears frequently on national television discussing all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology. Her appearances on The Dr. Oz Show, The Today Show, and Good Morning America have earned her legions of fans and loyal followers impressed by her winning personality and unique ability to address the complicated health issues facing women today. In addition to being a practicing physician and surgeon, Dr. Streicher is an assistant clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University’s medical school, the Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago.

Table of Contents

Preface
Part I. Hysterectomy Past and Present
Chapter 1: The History and Politics of Hysterectomy
Chapter 2: Anatomy 101
Chapter 3: Who Gets a Hysterectomy? Who Absolutely Needs One?
Part II. Uterine Disorders and Alternatives to Hysterectomy
Chapter 4: Fibroids—What, Where, and How
Chapter 5: Nonsurgical Treatment of Fibroids
Chapter 6: Removing Fibroids
Chapter 7: Uterine Prolapse
Chapter 8: Pain and Abnormal Bleeding
Chapter 9: Precancerous Conditions and Cancer
Part III. Surgery and Recovery
Chapter 10: Abdominal Hysterectomy
Chapter 11: Vaginal Hysterectomy and Treatment of Urinary Incontinence
Chapter 12: Laparoscopic and Robotic-Assisted Hysterectomy
Chapter 13: Choosing a Surgeon
Chapter 14: Anesthetic Issues
Chapter 15: Preparing for Surgery
Chapter 16: The Day of Surgery
Chapter 17: Recovering From Surgery
Chapter 18: Complications and How to Reduce Your Risk
Part IV. Decisions Regarding Surgery
Chapter 19: The Cervix Decision
Chapter 20: The Ovary Decision
Chapter 21: Women at Genetic Risk for Gynecologic Cancers
Chapter 22: Time for That Tummy Tuck? Plastic and Associated Procedures
Part V. Life after Hysterectomy
Chapter 23: Exercise and other Acitivites
Chapter 24: A Word (or Two) about Hormones
Chapter 25: Alternatives to Estrogen Therapy
Chapter 26: Sex after Hysterectomy
Chapter 27: Pregnancy after Hysterectomy
Chapter 28: What I Have Learned from My Patients (and Their Husbands)
Chapter 29: Resources
Index
About the Author



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