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Women’s Specialists of Plano Drs. Dennis Eisenberg and Murray Fox Perform First Robotic Hysterectomy on New DaVinci Si Machine with 8mm Camera at Medical Center Plano
Dr. Dennis Eisenberg of Plano, Texas, a pioneer in the use of the robotic hysterectomy surgical technique, recently completed his first hysterectomy surgery at Medical Center Plano using the new DaVinci Si machine. Dr. Eisenberg was assisted on this procedure by fellow surgeon Dr. Murray Fox of Plano, TX.
Plano, TX, August 23, 2011 –(PR.com)– Dr. Dennis Eisenberg of Plano, Texas, a pioneer in the use of the robotic hysterectomy surgical technique, recently completed Medical Center Plano’s first hysterectomy surgery using the new DaVinci Si machine. Dr. Eisenberg was assisted on this surgery by fellow robotic surgeon Dr. Murray Fox.
The DaVinci Si machine has an 8mm camera, the smallest camera that has ever been used for a robotic hysterectomy. The benefit for patients of the smaller camera offered by the new machine at Medical Center Plano is that it requires a smaller incision. This makes robotic hysterectomies performed with DaVinci Si machine even less invasive than the procedure already is.
According to Dr. Eisenberg, the patient “recovered and went home the next morning on Advil,” despite having additional procedures done.
Traditional hysterectomies typically demand long recovery and healing periods after the procedure is performed. Technological advancements like the advent of the robotic hysterectomy, which allow a for a hysterectomy to be performed using robotic micro-instruments that translate the precise movements of the surgeons’ hands while filtering out even the slightest tremors, have significantly reduced recovery times for patients.
Furthermore, robotic surgery has been proven to have unmatched precision and control, even with the smaller incisions that are necessary. High-definition, magnified 3D imaging allows for optimum viewing and manipulation of sensitive nerves, blood vessels and tissues.
Still, not all gynecological practices have adopted the DaVinci robotic hysterectomy surgery technique, despite how revolutionary a treatment option it has proven to be. “It will only be a matter of time until the robotic way is the only way,” explained Dr. Fox. “I’ve seen the difference it has made in hundreds of patients that walk through the Women’s Specialists of Plano doors. It is revolutionary to say the least.”
About Dr. Dennis Eisenberg
Dr. Dennis Eisenberg has worked as an OBGYN in the Frisco, McKinney, and Plano communities for over 11 years. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and completed his post-doctoral studies at St. Paul Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, and has been performing robotic hysterectomy procedures since July of 2007. He is a certified member of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
About Dr. Murray Fox
Dr. Murray Fox MD has been in private practice as an OBGYN serving the Plano, Frisco, and McKinney areas for 34 years. He has also served as Medical Director of the Plano Physicians Group since 1989, as well as the President & CEO Patient-Physician Network Holding Company. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and completed post-doctoral studies at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Fox is a certified member of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has been performing robotic surgical procedures since 2007.
About Women’s Specialists of Plano
Women’s Specialists of Plano provides comprehensive gynecologic care, as well as traditional and robotic surgical techniques. For patient convenience, the practice offers a wide variety of in-office services including Digital Mammography, 3D Sonography and DEXA Bone Density Scanning. The doctors at WSOP are committed to providing their patients with the most minimally invasive surgical treatments and procedures available such as da Vinci Robotic Surgery, a full range of laparoscopic and hysteroscopic procedures as well as in-office Endometrial Ablation.
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Dallas, Plano, TX (http://obgynplano.com) – There is a reason why the popular “Got Milk?” advertising campaign hits home for so many people. The models in the ads look healthy, vibrant and strong. If these ads are insinuating that a glass of milk each day makes you strong and healthy, and helps keep weak bones at bay, then pour me a double.
While a lack of calcium (read information regarding calcium intake recommendations) is one cause of weak bones that can lead to osteoporosis, there are many others that lead to this common, debilitating disease. Osteoporosis is a skeletal condition that causes bones to become weaker, less dense and more brittle. It is often referred to as the “bone thinning” disease and affects 25 million people each year with approximately 80% of these being women.
Though symptoms may not appear until later on in adulthood, the bone thinning process actually begins in women around age 30 as this is when estrogen starts to decrease naturally within the body. By age 65, 80% of women will have some form of bone density loss. The disease alone is responsible for hundreds of thousands of fractures seen in area emergency rooms across the U.S. and accounts for billions of dollars in medical care. Even more alarming, in older adults, a hip fracture due to osteoporosis has very limited recovery prognosis and many will require constant care in helping with daily activities. In addition, many die of the complications during the recovery process. This is the whole rationale for treating osteopenia and osteoporosis: prevent fracture.
So what do you need to know about osteoporosis? The physicians at the Women’s Specialists of Plano provide bone density test screening daily to local Dallas area women and were helpful in addressing this very question.
Those at Risk
There are many risk factors as to why a woman might develop osteoporosis including a family history of brittle bones, fair complexion, poor nutrition, smoking, low weight, alcoholism, a long-term low calcium intake and an estrogen deficiency. In addition, there are many medical conditions associated with this disease such as multiple sclerosis, anemia, rheumatoid arthritis, eating disorders, pulmonary disease and many, many others. Certain long-term prescription drug use also affects bone loss. Research has concluded that Caucasian women are at most risk over Hispanic, Asian African American and Indian. For the most part, anyone could be at risk for developing osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis Prevention: What can You do?
At a young age, even in the teen years, women can begin a life of healthy choices that will help delay bone loss for a long time. Most women will not even think about getting a bone density test until long after their teen years. Until then, one should avoid cigarettes and alcohol and focus on a healthy lifestyle, eating a healthy diet rich in protein, vegetables, calcium and vitamin D (both will help strengthen bones.) Exercise and strength training is also very important. Women should educate themselves on the foods that help to prevent this disease as well as the medications that can lead to brittle bones. Unfortunately, there are some risk factors that cannot be changed including age, menopause, gender, family history and other medical problems.
Living with Osteoporosis
Women should discuss bone loss and osteoporosis during their next visit for their well woman care. Bone density tests and a dual density bone densitometer can (often) determine how much bone loss has occurred. This is important to know so that an appropriate plan for the treatment for osteoporosis can be provided. The key to managing osteoporosis is to prevent more bone loss from occurring through healthy eating, exercise, and overall healthy lifestyle habits. Preventing injuries and falls becomes crucial for those living with this disease; this can be done by closely monitoring how you walk and where you step, wearing a brace when needed, and being aware of your surroundings at home where falls might occur. When osteoporosis becomes painful, causes fractures, etc., physical therapy, pain relievers and electrical nerve stimulation can be recommended treatment for osteoporosis to offer comfort. In addition, new drugs on the market today can offer exceptional treatment solutions for many women. Bisphosphonates, forteo, reclast and prolia are examples of the drugs that are being prescribed to thousands of women.
Although osteoporosis is something that every woman is at risk for developing, the lifestyle changes mentioned in this article are proactive modifications that can be made in order to onset the delay of symptoms. Please discuss your concerns with your doctor today and create a plan to keep your bones healthy and strong.
See other articles from obgynplano on the subject of osteoporosis.
Jules Monier, MD of Women’s Specialists of Plano was interviewed for the below article originally published in Articlesbase on September 2.
Endometrial Ablation: The Simple Way to End Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia) Without a Hysterectomy
Author: Kristy Theis
If you are a woman who dreads her monthly menstrual cycle because of a relentless, long and heavy flow, you are not alone. In fact, more than 1 in 5 women experience a persistent and abnormal menstrual flow every month, a condition known as menorrhagia.
Is My Period Normal?
Each month, as a woman’s body prepares itself for a possible pregnancy, the hormone levels estrogen and progesterone rise thus thickening the uterine lining in order to protect the egg released by the ovaries. If fertilization does not occur, a woman will shed this lining which will be visible as blood indicating the start of her period.
As the time nears for a woman to have her period, those suffering from menorrhagia will dread the days leading to the very first sign of blood that will eventually appear. A normal period is usually marked with less than 10 tablespoons of blood lost and a manageable flow for up to 4-7 days. When a woman has a consistently long and heavy period every month—severe enough to cause nausea, fatigue, moodiness, or a complete interruption of daily life, it might be time to check into a menorrhagia treatment in order to resolve the problem.
Curing Heavy Periods
Endometrial ablation is one such menorrhagia treatment procedure that can radically improve the symptoms associated with a prolonged and unrelenting menstrual flow. During the procedure, the endometrial lining is removed either by using freezing temperatures or a heated fluid. The removal of the lining, in essence, prevents the flow of blood to occur.
According to Dr. Jules Monier, a Gynecologist in Plano, Texas, “Endometrial ablation has been around in some form for more than 20 years. The procedure has been perfected and now an unprecedented number of women can enjoy normal menstrual cycles with a much lighter flow accompied by the usual, mild symptoms associated with having an average period.”
The NovaSure® method, an approved endometrial ablation procedure designed specifically as a menorrhagia treatment option over more drastic procedures such as a hysterectomy, uses radio frequency energy to permanently remove the lining of the uterus, which reduces, or eliminates, future bleeding. The procedure, which is carried out under local anesthesia, usually takes under an hour to complete and is typically performed either in the office on an out-patient basis or in a hospital as a day surgery procedure.
Dr. Jules Monier performs the procedure in his Plano, Texas office on a routine basis and consistently receives satisfactory feedback from the patients who have opted to have the treatment. “More than half of my patients experience a total absence of a period after the procedure is performed. Most others see a significant improvement in their menstrual flow and the symptoms that follow. I like to refer to the procedure as it’s like having a hysterectomy without having a hysterectomy.”
For the women that have visited this Plano, Texas office and the thousands of others who have undergone the NovaSure® procedure, 97% say they would recommend the treatment to their friends.
Who is the right candidate for this procedure?
Although the chances for pregnancy reduce greatly after the NovaSure® endometrial ablation procedure has been performed, it is still possible to become pregnant. Any woman who has completed child-bearing or who is menopausal can be a candidate for the treatment. Prior to performing the NovaSure® method, your gynecologist will do a sonogram and in some cases, an endometrial biopsy to ensure there is not another underlying condition present. Light cramping and bleeding may occur in the days or weeks following the procedure but will then disappear allowing the majority of women to enjoy either a normal or an absent menstrual flow.
To learn more about what may be causing you to have a consistently heavy period and to look at the treatments that are available, such as the NovaSure® method, be sure to discuss all of your options with your gynecologist.
About the Author:
Dr. Jules Monier was interviewed for this article and has been practicing gynecology in the Plano, Texas area for 25 years. He is currently in practice with Women’s Specialists of Plano. http://www.obgynplano.com/
Kristy Theis is a Plano, Texas-based communications freelance writer specializing in b2b, consumer and vertical trade copy suitable for both print and Internet. She has over 14 years experience in the fields of marketing, PR and copywriting and currently serves as the content editor for emedicalmedia.com.
This segment from “The Drs” provides a good overview and testimonial for endometrial ablation. Many women do not know this is an option to treat menorraghia (heavy menstrual bleeding) and in some cases, it can be an alternative to a hysterectomy. Women’s Specialists of Plano provides this procedure in-office.
Women’s Specialists Plano is pleased to combine our expertise in traditional surgery with the technological advancements of today. This video gives you an idea of the amazing capabilities of this machine. Dr. Daryl Greebon, Dr. Murray Fox, Dr. Jules Monier, and Dr. Dennis Eisenberg are early adopters of this amazing technology which significantly reduces recovery time, scarring, and typically overall patient satisfaction. If you are considering your hysterectomy options, please contact us for a robotic surgery consult.