9780813533926

Do You Really Need Surgery: A Sensible Guide to Hysterectomy and Other Procedures for Women

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  • ISBN13:

    9780813533926

  • ISBN10:

    0813533929

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-03-01
  • Publisher: RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Author Biography

Michele Moore, M.D., is a family physician specializing in women's health Caroline M. De Costa, M.D., a gynecologist and obstetrician, is a mother of seven who has herself undergone a hysterectomy

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables ix
Preface xi
1. Your Anatomy-Where Things Are
1(5)
2. Your Physiology-How Things Work
6(5)
3. What Goes Wrong (1)-Some Common Gynecologic Diseases and Problems
11(19)
4. What Goes Wrong (2)-Gynecologic Cancers and Precancer
30(17)
5. Reaching a Diagnosis-What to Expect
47(12)
6. Nonsurgical Treatment of Gynecologic Problems
59(16)
7. Surgical Treatment-Traditional, or Open, Procedures
75(8)
8. Traditional Hysterectomy-What to Expect
83(11)
9. The Risks of Traditional Surgery
94(5)
10. After the Surgery 99(7)
11. Other Gynecologic Surgery and Treatments 106(9)
12. Laparoscopic Surgery-How It's Done and Why 115(20)
13. The Risks of Laparoscopy 135(9)
14. Laparoscopic Surgery-How Will You Feel? 144(4)
15. Choices In Medical Resources 148(3)
16. Other Endoscopic Surgery 151(6)
17. Tips to Help Make a Sensible Decision 157(4)
Quick Guide to Terms Used in This Book 161(4)
Additional Resources 165(2)
Index 167

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