Category Archives: Hysterectomy

Symptoms And Ovarian Function After A Hysterectomy

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Making the decision can be a difficult – and sometimes scary decision for some women. Many times, hysterectomy is recommended as a solution for a series of symptoms, other times its recommended due to disease. Reports show than more than half of all women who undergo hysterectomy but retain their […]

For Those Women That Have Had A Hysterectomy

by Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN, NP Generally, many women who undergo a hysterectomy (but retain their ovaries) will experience changes in their hormones, even though they still have ovarian function. Some won’t note any differences following their hysterectomy, whereas others will immediately notice significant symptomatology of menopause, even though their ovaries are intact. We have several […]

Hysterectomy: Pros, Cons and Alternatives

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Second only to cesarean section, hysterectomies are one of the most commonly performed surgeries on women — more than a half a million each year. This operation is done to remove all or part of the uterus, sometimes the cervix, and the ovaries. In certain cases, a hysterectomy is warranted […]

MRI Focused Ultrasound For Fibroids

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP MRI–guided ultrasound ablation for fibroids MRI-guided high-intensity ultrasound (MRgFUS), otherwise known as high–intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU),  has become a wonderful new addition developed as a noninvasive treatment modality for uterine fibroids. MRgFUS/HIFU actually uses high-intensity focused ultrasound beams to heat and obliterate the fibroid tissue. This leaves the nearby tissues […]

Endometrial Ablation – The Pros and Cons

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP There are times that medical terms can be a little intimidating to people who aren’t familiar with what they mean. Some of you might know what something means in a general way, but it’s always best to know, for your own well-being and peace of mind, specifically what something means. […]

Fibroids and Myomectomy

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Myomectomy for problematic fibroids Myomectomy involves uterine resection which is the removal of a fibroid and a small portion of the uterus where the fibroid is attached. Myomectomy requires a highly skilled GYN surgeon, to obtain success. Damage to the uterine tissue as well as the surrounding organs can happen […]

Alternatives To Hysterectomy

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP In the event that you may have the choice to forego a hysterectomy, you ought to know that together with hormonal support plus changes in lifestyle, there are many alternate options to explore that will take care of heavy bleeding, endometriosis, fibroids, and even polyps. Current treatment options include:  Medical/hormonal […]

Different Types Of Hysterectomy Procedures

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP A large number of women of my mother’s era had no clue what was involved in getting a hysterectomy. Today, we are lucky because we now have a variety of degrees of a hysterectomy, as well as different techniques that are commonly used to perform the surgery. For any woman […]

Common Reasons For Choosing Elective Hysterectomy

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Hysterectomy is the second-most common significant operation performed on females inside the United States. (The most common is cesarean section delivery). Every year, more than 600,000 women undergo a hysterectomy. Despite the fact that some progressive doctors claim that up to 90% of hysterectomies are unnecessary, more conservative estimates put […]

Uterine Fibroid Embolization Or Uterine Artery Embolization

by Marcelle Pick, OB /GYN NP One of the latest most up-to-date procedures may completely change the way we handle uterine fibroids. This procedure is called uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) or uterine artery embolization (UAE). Uterine fibroid embolization is a technique which is regularly performed by an interventional radiologist. The majority of gynecologists have not […]

Medical Hormonal Management Options

For women with fibroids, heavy bleeding, or endometriosis by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP If you suffer from symptomatic fibroids, heavy bleeding or endometriosis, you might be able to avoid a hysterectomy with the right medical management and care. For those who cannot avoid hysterectomy, therapeutic and medical care and management can help minimize the impact […]