The Essential Guide to Hysterectomy: Advice from a Gynecologist on Your Choices Before, During, and After Surgery

Author(s): Lauren F. Streicher


In this new, updated version of the groundbreaking book, gynecologist and leading women s health expert Dr. Lauren Streicher who in a direct, clear, and often humorous way reveals the following: What your doctor isn t telling you; robotic hysterectomy and why it is becoming so popular; new nonsurgical ways to control heavy bleeding; the latest on hormone therapy, including bioidentical hormones; how to decrease your risk of uterine or ovarian cancer without removing your uterus or ovaries; new methods for treating fibroids; and a comprehensive guide to websites and resources.


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The Essential Guide to Hysterectomy is just that: an up-to-date, comprehensive, essential resource for the over half a million women in the United States who undergo this procedure every year. Dr. Streicher s latest book not only demystifies the hysterectomy procedure but provides in-depth descriptions of the various techniques utilized by physicians, such as robot-assisted hysterectomy, that are currently in vogue. In addition, Dr. Streicher outlines alternative therapy, both medical and surgical. I will certainly recommend The Essential Guide to Hysterectomy to all of my patients.--Dr. Charles E. Miller, president of The International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy

As a recognized leader in women s health, Dr. Lauren F. Streicher appears frequently on national television discussing all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology. Her appearances on The Dr. Oz Show, The Today Show, and Good Morning America have earned her legions of fans and loyal followers impressed by her winning personality and unique ability to address the complicated health issues facing women today. In addition to being a practicing physician and surgeon, Dr. Streicher is an assistant clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University s medical school, the Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago.

General Fields

  • : 9781590772119
  • : Rowman & Littlefield
  • : M. Evans& Co Inc
  • : February 2013
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lauren F. Streicher
  • : Paperback
  • : Second Edition
  • : 618.1453
  • : 480
  • : 23 black & white illustrations