The No-Hysterectomy Option: Your Body—Your Choice

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9780471165576: The No-Hysterectomy Option: Your Body—Your Choice

Millions of women will be told they need a hysterectomy this year. But many can safely avoid this radical operation. This authoritative guide is now completely updated to offer you the alternatives. It includes state-of-the-art treatments and promising advances, pointing the way for women to take charge of their own bodies. You'll find:

  • Treatment options that can help you avoid an unnecessary hysterectomy—including operative hysteroscopy, laparoscopic laser surgery including myomectomy, and medical treatments such as GnRH agonists
  • Advice on alternative treatments such as traditional Chinese medicine, herbs, acupuncture, homeopathy, and discussion on nutritional strategies from Ronald Hoffman, M.D., of the Hoffman Center for Holistic Medicine.
  • Information on all health issues related to hysterectomy, including increased risk of heart disease, the importance of nutrition, and the benefits of exercise.
  • How to cope—and speed your recovery—if you do have a hysterectomy

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About the Author:

HERBERT A. GOLDFARB, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., is at the forefront of women's health care, having pioneered minimally invasive treatments for fibroids and abnormal bleeding. He is Director of the Montclair Reproductive Center and an Assistant Clinical Professor at New York University School of Medicine.

JUDITH GREIF, R.N., F.N.P., C., is a family nurse practitioner, coauthor with Beth Ann Golden of AIDS Care at Home (Wiley), and coauthor with Dr. Goldfarb of Overcoming Infertility (Wiley). She is also a Clinical Instructor on the faculties of Columbia University, Seton Hall University, Pace University School of Nursing, and a nurse practitioner at Rutgers University.

From Library Journal:

Goldfarb, a pioneer in gynecological laser surgery, provides an in-depth, comprehensive guide to avoiding what is the most frequently performed--and often unnecessary--operation in North America. While Goldfarb says, "doctors don't advocate hysterectomy for women because they are a bad lot . . . but because it is 'their operation'," he does emphasize that an "indicated" hysterectomy does not equal a "necessary" hysterectomy. He describes all treatment options and alternatives including hysteroscopy, laser myomectomy, and laser surgery. Also excellent is his coverage of endometriosis, fibroid tumors, cervical cancer, and other medical problems that often lead up to this surgery. Without giving false hope, this book helps women make informed decisions on this radical operation. Highly recommended for general and medical collections.
-Debra Berlanstein, Towson State Univ., Baltimore
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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