Monday, December 15, 2014

Health Canada warns surgery using a morcellator could spread undetected cancer

They do 100,000 of these in the US each year.
Why, if your womb is filled with tumours, would they not simply remove it? Using this machine, spreads the cancerous cells all around the abdomen.

In hindsight, this is likely what I had back in 1994 or so. I had laproscopic, minimally invasive surgery, and was fine in a few days, but I did not have tumours or fibroids.
  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy. In this procedure, the physician will use specialized tools which are inserted through fingernail-size incisions in the abdomen. This approach may result in a much faster recovery, typically with much less pain than a traditional hysterectomy. Laparoscopic hysterectomy may also result in less scarring inside the abdomen and pelvis. Advanced laparoscopic skills are required to perform a laparoscopic hysterectomy and all of our team members are trained and experienced in this procedure. Laparoscopic hysterectomy can be performed in conjunction with other pelvic floor surgeries for uterine prolapse and incontinence, such as a laparoscopic sacrocolpopexies or rectopexies for faster recuperation. Another benefit of a laparoscopic hysterectomy is that it allows your surgeon to evaluate your abdomen for scar tissue from previous surgeries, determine if there are physiological reasons for chronic pelvic pain and determine if you have any ovarian cysts that need to be drained, all of which can may prevent a second procedure in the future.

Not long ago, only surgeons and their patients would have heard of a morcellator. But now lawyers have become involved

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