Downward Trends in OB/GYN Procedures
Of the top 10 surgical procedures that are decreasing at the greatest rate, 4 of them are related to obstetrics and gynecology.
One Type of Bupivacaine Is Better Postsurgery
Use of a certain form of bupivacaine for pain control after gynecological surgery reduced the amount of opioids needed and may reduce recovery time.
Evaluating Chronic Pelvic Pain
Chronic pelvic pain is costly to diagnose and treat, but appropriate and timely interventions can lead to a restoration of quality of life.
Cartoon: 3D Surgical Technology Draws a Crowd
Even in a surgical setting, 3D technology can draw a crowd.
Are Too Many Hysterectomies Being Performed?
Nearly 1 in 5 hysterectomies for benign indications were unnecessary, and nearly 2 in 5 had unsupportive pathology in women younger than 40.
Emotional Support Lacking for Women With Uterine Fibroids
Two studies show that the emotional impact of uterine fibroids is significant but support is lacking, especially in African American women.
Use of the Robot for Adnexal Surgery May Not Be Best
New research looking at complication rates and cost for oophorectomy and cystectomy favors conventional laparoscopy over robotic surgery.
Image IQ: Right Pelvic Pain, Amenorrhea
Challenge your diagnostic skills with these images from a young woman with right pelvic pain and a history of amenorrhea.
Robotic Surgeons Need Skill Assessment Tools
Evidence is mounting that robotic surgeons of any training level show significant improvement after a formal skill assessment process.
Major Gaps in Endometriosis Diagnosis, Treatment
The clinical and scientific realms of endometriosis have significant gaps, highlighted by persistent delays in diagnosis and underestimates of harm.