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Do you really need surgery? [electronic resource] : a sensible guide to hysterectomy and other procedures for women / Michele C. Moore, Caroline M. de Costa.

By: Moore, Michele.
Contributor(s): De Costa, Caroline, 1947-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2004Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 171 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0813536499 (electronic bk.); 9780813536491 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Generative organs, Female -- Surgery -- Popular works | Gynecology -- Popular works | Women -- Health and hygiene | MEDICAL -- Reproductive Medicine & Technology | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Women's HealthGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Do you really need surgery?.DDC classification: 618.1/059 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Your anatomy: where things are -- Your physiology : how things work -- What goes wrong : some common gynecologic diseases and problems -- What goes wrong : cancers -- Reaching a diagnosis: what to expect -- Non-surgical treatment of gyn problems -- Surgical treatment: "traditional" or open procedures -- Traditional hysterectomy: what to expect -- Traditional surgery: the risks -- After the surgery -- Other gynecologic surgery and treatments -- Laparoscopic surgery -- Risks of laparoscopy -- Laparoscopic surgery: how will you feel? -- Surgical choices -- Other 'Endoscopic' Surgery -- Tips to Help Make a Sensible Decision.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [165]-166) and index.

Your anatomy: where things are -- Your physiology : how things work -- What goes wrong : some common gynecologic diseases and problems -- What goes wrong : cancers -- Reaching a diagnosis: what to expect -- Non-surgical treatment of gyn problems -- Surgical treatment: "traditional" or open procedures -- Traditional hysterectomy: what to expect -- Traditional surgery: the risks -- After the surgery -- Other gynecologic surgery and treatments -- Laparoscopic surgery -- Risks of laparoscopy -- Laparoscopic surgery: how will you feel? -- Surgical choices -- Other 'Endoscopic' Surgery -- Tips to Help Make a Sensible Decision.

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