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Texas doctor uses fluorescent imaging in groundbreaking hysterectomy surgery

Dr. Richard Farnam of the Texas Urogynecology and Laser Surgery Center has launched a groundbreaking trial that has the potential to dramatically reduce the risk of ureter injury during surgery.  

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There’s no quick fix for Female Sexual Dysfunction, but plenty of options remain

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Urinary incontinence: To sling or not to sling? Mesh is the question - Read on for the answer

Many women are paying a high price for urinary incontinence without knowing all the facts behind a simple procedure that has been providing a permanent solution for decades.

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Patients should understand risks in uterine fibroid surgery

Women dealing with problems from uterine fibroids should be informed of recent developments in screening and surgical procedures for treatment. In response to an April 2104 notice from the FDA over a common surgical technique, gynecologist associations are working to raise awareness and deepen research on the issue so that patients can make informed choices on their options.

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Robotic Ovarian Tumor Surgery | Mary’s story

Women, like Mary, with a personal or family history of breast cancer have an elevated risk of ovarian cancer.  So when a tumor appeared on her ovary, she and her physician, Dr. Richard Farnam of the Texas Urogynecology and Laser Surgery Center, chose to take an aggressive approach to treatment. 

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Considering pelvic organ prolapse surgery? Read this first

Pelvic support defects and organ prolapse are common conditions for women as they age, but many women don't talk about the sometimes embarrassing symptoms - not even with their doctors. They may not realize what their treatment options are and how they might benefit from seeing a specialist.

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Doctors share ways to improve treatment for incontinent patients at experts’ forum

Declaring that it’s time to replace adult diapers and social withdrawal with more liberating long-term options, a recent forum of the nation’s top surgeons looked at how to improve patient and physician education regarding more effective therapies for incontinence.

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El Paso, Texas now part of the da Vinci Epicenter Progam

Over 25 U.S. Training Epicenters with combined experience exceeding 5,000 cases have been chosen for their excellence in patient outcomes and dedication to assisting new da Vinci surgeons through their initial case series.

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