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Is Incontinence Treatable? Oct 7th, 2020

Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common issue that affects about twice as many women as men. Pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause are often contributors, and generally getting older increases your risk of developing UI, but it’s not an inevitable part of the aging process.  Many women find the condition embarrassing, so...

Could Your Abdominal Discomfort Be a Hernia? Sep 17th, 2020

The most common symptom of a hernia is a bulge, bump, or swelling under the skin of your abdomen or groin, one that possibly disappears when you recline or lie down. Sometimes these bulges may not be noticeable to you, but virtually all hernias through the abdominal wall display some...

Tips for Weathering Your Third Trimester in Late Summer Aug 17th, 2020

Pregnancy is an amazing and magical time of life, but it’s not without its challenges and apprehensions. If you’re in the final trimester and stuck in the hot summer months, the usual discomforts may seem magnified by the heat. It’s not your imagination. The demands that pregnancy places on your...

Understanding Bladder Prolapse Jul 21st, 2020

Though urinary incontinence in women is common, it can be an embarrassing topic of discussion. A common cause is bladder prolapse, one of five pelvic organ prolapses that could affect over half of all adult women. Also called cystocele or anterior vaginal prolapse, problems with the bladder could result from...

6 Common Causes of Pelvic Pain Jun 17th, 2020

Pelvic pain occurs as a symptom of many gynecological conditions,  affecting an estimated 15% of American women chronically — lasting longer than six months. Because diagnosis is often difficult, the true number could be much higher, perhaps as much as double. Pelvic pain may be minor or severe, and it...

Learn How a Minimally Invasive Tubal Ligation Works May 22nd, 2020

Tubal ligation – having your tubes tied – is a permanent sterilization technique used when you’ve decided that your childbearing days are over. The process blocks or cuts the fallopian tubes, the path through which eggs released by the ovaries pass on their way to fertilization and implantation in the...

Not Your Mother's Hysterectomy: The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery Apr 28th, 2020

At the start of this century, a typical hysterectomy required surgery lasting several hours, a hospital stay of up to four days, and as much as two months of downtime recovering at home. Since there are about 600,000 hysterectomies performed each year, the impact in care costs and lost time could potentially...

The Benefits of da Vinci® Robotic-Assisted Surgery Mar 24th, 2020

The decision to have surgery is never easy. There are risks to even simple procedures and it’s often necessary to damage healthy tissue to gain access to the target of surgery. There are limits to the dexterity of your surgeon and the tools needed for the task. Some gynecological conditions...

5 Reasons to Consider a Hysterectomy Feb 1st, 2020

As the second most common surgical procedure in the United States, about 20 million American women have had hysterectomies, including about one-third of women over 60. But medical science is re-evaluating the frequency with which hysterectomies are performed. Women, too, are more proactive about their health, seeking second opinions or...

Does Endometriosis Cause Infertility? Jan 1st, 2020

If you experience severe pelvic pain or heavy periods and haven’t had any luck getting pregnant, you may be experiencing the effects of endometriosis. An estimated one in 10 people with a uterus develop this inflammatory condition during their fertile years, yet it often goes undiagnosed for some time. Addressing...

Female Urinary Incontinence is More Common Than You Think Dec 3rd, 2019

Women often experience an extreme urge to urinate or they may leak a little urine when they laugh, sneeze, or exercise. Urinary incontinence can often seem embarrassing or frustrating, but it’s a normal condition. Research says that up to 25 percent of young women, 44-57 percent of middle-aged women (including...

Top Gynecological Conditions da Vinci Surgery Can Treat Nov 18th, 2019

Do you have a gynecological condition that needs surgery? That can be scary, but surgery doesn’t have to be an intense and stressful event. If you’re looking for the safest, smoothest surgery possible, surgery with less pain and the shortest recovery time, learn more about da Vinci® robot-assisted surgery.  Drs....