Description - Hysterectomy by Edward E. Wallach
Because of new non-surgical treatments and the rising opposition to the procedure from women's and patients' groups, hysterectomies are performed less frequently than in the past, but many disorders of the uterus - fibroid tumours, uterine and cervical cancer, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, adenomyosis and uterine prolapse - still may require surgical treatment. For some women, the decision to have a hysterectomy is an easy one; for others, it is a difficult choice associated with concerns about risks, discomfort and female identity. In this book, experienced gynaecologists Edward Wallach and Esther Eisenberg provide complete and up-to-date information about every aspect of the procedure. Written with compassion for all women, this guide explains the anatomy of the uterus, describes the symptoms of gynaecological disorders that may require hysterectomy, discusses the full range of diagnostic tests and treatments, provides details of the surgery itself and postoperative recovery, includes details about other approaches to treatment, and examines long-term consequences involving sexual and reproductive issues as well as hormone replacement therapy.
Also included are useful advice about how to talk with your doctor and case studies illustrating the real-life experiences of a variety of women. Women should find all the information they need to work with their physicians to make informed decisions about their health care.
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(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Johns Hopkins University Press
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Author Biography - Edward E. Wallach
Edward E. Wallach, M.D., is University Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Esther Eisenberg, M.D., M.P.H., is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.