Dr. Mathews attends the 39th meeting of the Society of Gynecological Surgeons in Charleston, South Carolina. The SGS meeting, held on April 7th through the 10th, emphasized advanced gynecologic and reconstructive surgical skill with specific focus on pelvic anatomy and vaginal surgery techniques. J. Kyle Mathews, MD Plano Urogynecology
While it is true that 75% of the 590,000 hysterectomies each year performed in the U.S. used the abdominal approach, multiple studies and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology state that the majority of hysterectomies should be performed by the vaginal approach. These same studies have shown that the decision to perform a hysterectomy abdominally or vaginally has more to do with the training and experience of the surgeon than the condition for which the procedure is being performed. American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ACOG) Committee Opinion #311 April 2005.
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A new ovarian cancer screening approach appears to be effective for women at average risk of developing the disease. The Risk of Ovarian Cancer Algorithm (ROCA), which is based on patient age and trends in CA-125 blood testing, demonstrated very few false positives and had a specificity of 99.9%.
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