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4 Reasons to Have a Hysterectomy

Posted On Date 08-11-2014 - 09:20 PM

With over 500,000 hysterectomies in the United States each year, a hysterectomy is definitely not uncommon. Though there are compelling reasons to schedule a hysterectomy, there are also many reasons NOT to have a hysterectomy. For many diagnoses, there are less invasive or alternate treatments options available. In those cases, hysterectomy should be the last resort for treatment. However, here are four reasons to have a hysterectomy:

Four reasons to have a Hysterctomy

1. You have gynecologic cancer.


The most compelling reason to have a hysterectomy is a diagnosis of gynecologic cancer. If you are diagnosed with ovarian, uterine, [url=http://www.hy ... [Read More]


HysterSisters Sweet 16 Birthday

Posted On Date 08-01-2014 - 09:02 PM

Since 1998, HysterSisters has been helping women face the hysterectomy experience by providing invaluable woman-to-woman support. As August marks our 16th birthday at HysterSisters.com, we celebrate to spread the spirit of sisterhood and goodwill to all HysterSisters and women across the Web.

16 Things We Have Learned in 16 Years


To honor 16 years of support for women facing a hysterectomy since its launch in 1998, here are 16 things we learn about life from HysterSisters. Read and Share What You Have Learned >

A Birthday Giveaway


For our Sweet 16 birthday gift, HysterSisters wants to hear about sweet and simple things you do throughout the month of August. Share your experience with us and you could win a $100 Amazon gift card! Read the details >

All the Details for HysterSisters Sweet 16


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10 Surprising Facts About Hysterectomy

Posted On Date 07-28-2014 - 06:47 AM

Over 500,000 women in the United States have a hysterectomy each year, but there is still a lot that people do not know about the operation. Even women having the surgery sometimes come out of it to find that it was not what they thought it was. Do you know how many organs are removed during a hysterectomy? Do you know why women have a hysterectomy? Get your surprised face ready—here are ten surprising facts that you may not know about hysterectomy:
Surprising Facts about hysterectomy

1. Hysterectomy is the second-most common surgery performed on reproductive-age women.


The only surgery performed more frequently is cesarean section. 1 in 3 women in the United States will have a hysterectomy by the age of 60. Over 22 million women have had a hysterectomy. According to ACOG, there are about 500,000 inpatient hyster ... [Read More]


Report: Impact of Different Hysterectomy Methods and Patient Satisfaction

Posted On Date 07-26-2014 - 07:38 AM

A study conducted using HysterSisters members was recently published in the Interactive Journal of Medical Research (i-JMR) and reveals that women who had a da Vinci robotic-assisted hysterectomy reported greater satisfaction than women whose surgeons used other approaches, including open, vaginal and laparoscopic hysterectomies. The study found that women's satisfaction with hysterectomy surgery has generally improved over time, and that women who had da Vinci Hysterectomy reported the greatest overall satisfaction and willingness to recommend and choose the same type of surgery again.

"Previous research shows that compared with open surgery, minimally invasive surgery, including robotic-assisted surgery, can lower health care spending and reduce work absenteeism," said study lead author Michael Pitter, M.D., Chief of Minimally Invasive and Gynecologic Robotic Surgery at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. "Results from our survey reinforce the importance of patient satisfaction an ... [Read More]


New Minimally Invasive Fibroid Treatment Available Across the Country

Posted On Date 07-23-2014 - 06:34 PM

For women seeking a minimally invasive alternative to hysterectomy, laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation (Acessa™) may be a good treatment option.

What is radiofrequency ablation (Acessa™) of Fibroids?

Radiofrequency ablation (Acessa™) of fibroids uses heat to destroy the fibroid tissue. Radiofrequency ablation (Acessa™) is performed during a laparoscopic surgery. A small ¼ inch incision is made in the belly button. A thin lighted telescope is placed through this incision to visualize the uterus and surrounding organs. A ½ inch incision is made in the skin overlying the uterus. A special ultrasound probe that works inside the body is placed on the uterus to clearly see the fibroids. A needle-like device is inserted into the fibroid. Once the needle is in the middle of the fibroid, the energy is activated and heat is delivered directly to the fibroid until the entire fibroid is destroyed. The treated fibroid shrinks in size by ~ 40% within 3 months aft ... [Read More]


New HysterSisters Button - for You

Posted On Date 07-08-2014 - 01:19 PM

If you have a website or blog, we have a new HysterSisters button for you to use. Simply copy/paste the code in the box below and add it to your HTML code in your website or blog. It is a great way to share your favorite women's website with your website visitors.

You can also find the button and the useable code in the right column (if you are on your desktop or laptop) or at the bottom of the HysterSisters website pages if you are on your smart phone. Add it to your website today!


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Petition - Right to Choose Fibroid Treatment

Posted On Date 07-07-2014 - 01:04 PM

To make your voice heard, please consider signing these petitions to make sure the FDA knows we do not want tools to be banned but rather, for each patient to be informed of the risks, and the patient, with partnership with her doctor, make decisions for her health.

This week the FDA will be hearing arguments for banning certain tools used in fibroid treatments. Read more about the FDA hearing here: FDA Hearing - Morcellation.

Don't ban a woman's right to choose her fibroid treatment.

Informed Consent - you have the right to know ... [Read More]


HysterSisters Checking-In July 2014

Posted On Date 07-01-2014 - 07:33 PM

Our newsletter features help for your Menopause Merry-go-round with information and resources for unusual menopause symptoms: insomnia, vertigo, bowel changes, hair loss and more.

HysterSisters Checking-in - July - Your Menopause Merry-Go-Round ... [Read More]



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