Every year, more than 500,000 women undergo hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) to treat fibroids, endometriosis, prolapse, and other disorders. This up-to-date guide covers the latest innovations in hysterectomy (such as laparoscopic methods that allow faster recovery), as well as uterine artery ablation and other cutting-edge alternative treatments that preserve the uterus. In clear, conversational language, Dr Lauren Streicher discusses everything a woman needs to know to make informed choices about this often-controversial subject, including: emotions and sex after surgery, hormone replacement, choosing a surgeon, deciding whether to remove the ovaries or cervix, and much more.
Dr Lauren F Streicher is an obstetrician-gynaecologist on staff at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital and teaches at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine. She writes a weekly column on women's health for the Chicago Sun-Times, and was recently named on Chicago magazine's list of 'Top Doctors'.