Posts By: Sarah Todd, M.D.

Why you should consider robotic surgery

Your doctor tells you it’s time for a needed surgery—a hernia repair, perhaps, or gallbladder surgery, or a hysterectomy. You’re given the option of having open abdominal surgery vs. conventional straight stick laparoscopic surgery vs. robotic surgery (where the doctor uses a sophisticated da Vinci surgical system, or robot, to hold the scalpel). Should you…
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Maintaining a healthy weight may decrease uterine cancer risk

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 65,600 new cases of uterine cancer will be diagnosed this year, making uterine cancer the most common gynecologic malignancy.  Cancers of the uterus are primarily made up of endometrial cancers, which are malignant tumors originating within the inner lining of the uterus. This type of cancer primarily…
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Updated recommendations for cervical cancer screening

Historically, cervical cancer was one of the most common causes of death in American women. Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that starts in a woman’s cervix – the small opening that connects the vagina to the uterus. 99% of cervical cancer cases can be attributed to the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is a…
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