Bladder Infections

Urinary Tract Infections Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common bacterial infections reported in the United States, with 84% occurring in women. More than half of women have had at least one UTI by the age of 32, with a lifetime occurrence of up to 70%. Twenty to 30% of these women will […]

Treatment of Vaginal Prolapse

  Like most things, prolapse occurs in different levels of severity. In mild forms of prolapse, no treatment is necessary & it is reasonable to see what will happen with time. In most women, their prolapse will slowly worsen with time. Exercise, straining, & sex will not significantly cause the condition to get worse; although […]

Vaginal Mesh in Surgery for Vaginal Prolapse FAQ

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Vaginal Prolapse | No Comments

What is vaginal mesh? Vaginal mesh is an artificial or biologic material which is used during vaginal surgery in the repair of women who have prolapse, or loss of support, of their pelvic organs. It is mainly used when the uterus or upper vagina is part of the prolapse. Why would vaginal mesh be used? […]

Bladder Control Problems

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in Urinary Incontinence | No Comments

Bladder control problems can disrupt every aspect of your life. While many women feel that few other women have their problem, it is thought that over 15 million women in the United States experience loss of urine. While urine control problems most often start in a woman’s 40’s or 50’s, they can occur in women […]

Combined Hormone Replacement Therapy

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in Hormone Therapy | No Comments

What Does the Women’s Health Initiative Tell Us About Combined Hormone Replacement Therapy? The results of a large study of women taking hormonal therapy were recently reported & have led to a great deal of confusion concerning the use of hormonal medications. The estrogen plus progestin component of the Women’s Health Initiative, sponsored by the […]

Breast Cancer

“How common is breast cancer?” Approximately 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. It is the second most common cause of death related to cancer after lung cancer. “When and how should I be screened for breast cancer?” All women over the age of 40 should have a mammogram every year. […]

Ductal Carcinoma in Situ

“What is Ducal Carcinoma in Situ?” Ductal carcinoma in situ, also know as DCIS or intraductal carcinoma, is a breast cancer that has been found before it has spread outside of the breast duct. This is in contrast to invasive breast cancer which is no longer confined to the milk duct and has spread to […]

Abnormal Mammogram

Being told that you have an abnormal mammogram is a frightening experience. It is important to reduce this stress by diagnosing &, if necessary, treating the problem as quickly and accurately as possible. Often, more specific studies such as compression views or an ultrasound will be recommended. If the abnormality is still present and is […]

Treatment of Breast Cancer

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in Breast Cancer, Breast Health | No Comments

“What are my surgical treatment options if my breast cancer is found early?” For any woman with a new diagnosis of breast cancer curing the cancer is our primary goal. For most women, surgery is the first step in treatment. Surgery is the most effective treatment that we have for breast cancer. It gives us […]

Breast Ultrasound

Ultrasound of the breast is a valuable tool in the management of breast problems. The primary benefit of breast ultrasound is to determine if a mass seen on mammogram or felt on exam is cystic or solid. If a lesion is confirmed to be a simple cyst it is benign and if asymptomatic can be […]