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Surgeons who perform a high volume of hysterectomies each year are less likely to injure the lower urinary tract during surgery, according to study results presented at AAGL 2013.

Hysterectomy

The reported outcomes for the da Vinci robot have been disappointing, but a new study shows that surgeons can achieve expert-level results using the Morristown Protocol.

Premenopausal removal of the ovaries accelerates bone loss and carotid artery thickening in postmenopausal women, putting women at higher risk for both osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.

The levonorgestrel IUD is particularly helpful in patients with abnormal uterine bleeding who require an interval therapy before surgery can be performed, Harvard physicians find.

New research exposes a need for preoperative screening of even low-risk women undergoing robotic sacrocolpopexy, particularly those with risk factors such as obesity or diabetes.

Surgeons who perform a high volume of hysterectomies each year are less likely to injure the lower urinary tract during surgery.

Data show that maintaining surgical proficiency results in better outcomes for laparoscopic hysterectomy. The magic number for maintenance: 20 procedures a year.

Patients with uterine fibroids have been advised to avoid a hysterectomy as treatment of the condition at all costs. Sound advice or mucky water?

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