Of the top 10 surgical procedures that are decreasing at the greatest rate, 4 of them are related to obstetrics and gynecology.
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Use of a certain form of bupivacaine for pain control after gynecological surgery reduced the amount of opioids needed and may reduce recovery time.
Chronic pelvic pain is costly to diagnose and treat, but appropriate and timely interventions can lead to a restoration of quality of life.
Even in a surgical setting, 3D technology can draw a crowd.
Nearly 1 in 5 hysterectomies for benign indications were unnecessary, and nearly 2 in 5 had unsupportive pathology in women younger than 40.
Two studies show that the emotional impact of uterine fibroids is significant but support is lacking, especially in African American women.
New research looking at complication rates and cost for oophorectomy and cystectomy favors conventional laparoscopy over robotic surgery.
Challenge your diagnostic skills with these images from a young woman with right pelvic pain and a history of amenorrhea.
Evidence is mounting that robotic surgeons of any training level show significant improvement after a formal skill assessment process.
The clinical and scientific realms of endometriosis have significant gaps, highlighted by persistent delays in diagnosis and underestimates of harm.