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Morcellation, To be or not to be?

October 1, 2015no responses, by: Women Health Center, Tags:

In October 2013, Amy Reed, MD, PhD, underwent a hysterectomy procedure involving morcellation at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston for what was presumed to be benign fibroids. All went fine until about 1 week later, when Dr. Reed, an anesthesiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, received a phone call informing her that [&hellip…

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Salpingectomies routinely?

July 1, 2015no responses, by: Women Health Center, Tags:

You may be aware that we are now routinely offering patients bilateral salpingectomies at the time of hysterectomy. Although this was not recommended in the past, because of worries in hastening the onset of the menopause recent studies have suggested that this should be offered to all patients undergoing routine pelvic surgery. Much like studies [&hellip…

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