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Do You Really Need Surgery?: A Sensible Guide to Hysterectomy and Other Procedures for Women
by Michele C Moore M.D. and Caroline M. de Costa
Rutgers University Press, 2004
Cloth: 978-0-8135-3392-6 | Paper: 978-0-8135-3393-3 | eISBN: 978-0-8135-5596-6
Library of Congress Classification RG101.M83 2004
Dewey Decimal Classification 618.1059


At last, here is a user-friendly guide to gynecologic surgery. The authors' guiding principle is that each woman for whom any kind of surgery is recommended should be well informed about the indications, the risks, and the expected results.

Using anecdotes drawn from a combined fifty years of experience, doctors Moore and de Costa provide clear and accurate information about women's anatomy, physiology, common gynecological ailments, diagnosis, alternative treatments, and, finally, full details about surgery itself. Among the surgeries discussed are removal of the uterus (hysterectomy), removal of the ovaries (oophorectomy), and removal of fibroids. The various ways of performing these procedures are examined, including minimally invasive surgery done through the laparoscope.

The authors also help the patient through the post-operative phase, revealing what to expect, how to make the recovery easier, and how to take care of yourself after the surgery. The result is a book that empowers women as they weigh their options with regard to gynecologic surgery.

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