Category: Medical

Female OBGYN

Male vs female. It is a debate that often stretches into choosing a physician and resonates within many specialities. However, obstetrics and gynecology are among the most, if not the most, impacted by gender preferences in choosing a physician. The story behind this change is an unexpected one. Until the 1970s, obstetrics and gynecology was…

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OBGYN Services San Antonio

Many of my previous entries have emphasized my commitment to meaningful innovation by incorporating new services into my practice. In this entry, I will discuss how I select new services to include, my aims in doing so, and highlight some of my recently featured services. Despite being a well-established field for hundreds of years (obstetricians…

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3D/4D Ultrasound

3D/4D ultrasound is a unique service offered by few obstetrician-gynecologists in the office. My dedication to keeping pace with innovation led me to offer this service to my patients. The newly supplied GE Voluson machine provides a unique glimpse into the fascinating process of pregnancy. Details that previously were left to imagination are now vividly…

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San Antonio OBGYN

As San Antonio has evolved, so too has the number of physicians. To give patients a better understanding of the current physician landscape, I will outline some of characteristics of my practice – location, experience, and innovation. First, location has become an increasingly important determinant of practice efficacy in the past decade. For many years,…

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New DCCT Data: HbA1c Matters Today, Tomorrow, and 20 Years On

New follow-up data from the landmark Diabetes Control and Complications Trial demonstrate the ongoing benefit from intensive management of type 1 diabetes.

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Less-Invasive Surgery Tied to Lower Costs, Less Absenteeism

Minimally-invasive forms of heart surgery and fibroid removal may be less expensive – and cause patients to take fewer days off from work – than standard versions of the same procedures, a new study suggests. Researchers looking at six common surgeries found that if every one of them done in the U.S. in 2009 had…

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Timing of Hormone Therapy May Affect Alzheimer’s Prevention

A new study further supports the theory of a critical window around the time of menopause during which initiation of hormone therapy (HT) protects against Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The study found that the relationship between HT and AD not only varies with timing of the therapy initiation but also with its type and duration. Women…

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Electrosurgical Vessel Sealing Improves Some Outcomes of Vaginal Hysterectomy

Compared with conventional clamping and suturing for vaginal hysterectomy, electrosurgical bipolar vessel sealing reduces early pain and shortens operating times, researchers say. In earlier randomized trials, bipolar vessel sealing shortened operative times, reduced blood loss and postoperative pain, and shortened hospital stays. The researchers’ current trial looked at those outcomes, as well as recovery, micturition…

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Managing Uterine Fibroids: Alternatives to Hysterectomy: Medical Fibroid Therapies

The Modern Management of Fibroids Fibroids are benign uterine tumors that have been reported in up to 75% of all women.[1] The many treatment options available for women with uterine fibroids include: Observation; Medical therapy; Myomectomy; Uterine artery embolization; Focused ultrasonography; and Hysterectomy. Most women with fibroids can choose “watchful waiting” without harm. Predicting the growth…

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H1N1 Vaccine Safe in Pregnancy

July 10, 2012 — Exposure to adjuvanted influenza A(H1N1) vaccine before birth does not increase the risk for major birth defects, preterm birth, or fetal growth restriction, according to a study published in the July 10 issue of JAMA. Pregnant women face elevated risk for severe illness, death, and poor pregnancy outcome from influenza, and the…

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