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.
Evidence Doesn't Support Double Mastectomy Trend
Are women with early-stage unilateral breast cancer misinformed about the survival benefit of removing both breasts vs lumpectomy with radiation?
Augmented Reality, Other Trainers for Complex Disease
Complex GYN surgeries require a competency level that traditional training often can't provide. Here, the latest trends in surgical training are discussed.
Augmented Reality: Perfecting and Preserving Surgical Skills
Maestro AR, an advanced, procedure-specific training software, gives users of the da Vinci robotic surgical system instant feedback in a 3D environment.
Open Hysterectomies More Deadly Than Power Morcellation, Says AAGL
Eradicating morcellators is riskier than using them, says the AAGL in a statement for why these minimally invasive devices should not be abandoned.
Can E-Alerts Reduce Surgical Site Infections?
Texts, emails, and voicemails may prove effective in getting surgical patients to follow preadmission instructions aimed at reducing surgical site infections.
Health Insurer to Stop Covering Morcellation
A large insurance company has decided to no longer cover laparoscopic power morcellation. Is this the beginning of the end of power morcellators?
Poll: The Effect of Nursing Quality on Hospital Rankings
The best-ranked hospitals for gynecology have once again been listed by U.S. News & World Report. We noticed a trend—observational only—and want to know what you think.
J&J’s Ethicon Initiates Worldwide Withdrawal of Morcellators
The morcellation controversy heats up as physicians all over the world who use Ethicon power morcellators are being asked to return the medical devices.
Surgical Innovation Does Not Have to Threaten Patient Safety
New minimally invasive robotic surgical techniques may offer some benefit to patients, but only once surgeons pass the learning curve.