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Novel Approach to Hysterectomy Surgery Preserves Vital Support Structures, Reduces Hospital Stay and Minimizes Complications


Novel Approach to Hysterectomy Surgery Preserves Vital Support Structures, Reduces Hospital Stay and Minimizes Complications

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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Daryoosh Samimi (http://www.drsamimi.com) and colleagues from USC's Keck School of Medicine have published results confirming the safety and efficacy of a new technique for certain hysterectomies. "Advantages of nerve sparing intrastromal total abdominal hysterectomy (ISTAH)" details a prospective study in which a group of comparable women were divided into a control group of patients who had undergone conventional abdominal hysterectomy with a study group who had undergone ISTAH.

Traditional hysterectomy surgeries have always been known to lead to unpredictable results, but medical science has been slow to address this patient safety issue. The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) notes that bladder dysfunction occurs in 60% of hysterectomies, while 40% of women may experience sexual dysfunction (Novak 2006). Vaginal vault prolapse, meanwhile, is an eventual result of the procedure in another 40% of cases (Oxford University). Damage associated with the procedure can lead to many other long-term issues; more immediate complications include fever, blood loss and rehospitalization.

Dr. Samimi's procedure, known as ISTAH, successfully maintains the integrity of nerve and ligament support structures in the uterine and abdominal cavities. The study results demonstrated reduced complications across the board. Length of stay for the study group averaged fewer than 3 days, while the control group remained slightly longer than 3 days. The study group has less blood loss and, in the long term, less chance of bladder infection, sexual dysfunction and cervical cancer.

Originally published in the International Journal of Women's Health, the peer-reviewed article is now available on PubMed, the National Library of Medicine's exhaustive repository of full-text articles and citations covering the biomedical science.

Further case studies in the wake of Dr. Samimi's research innovation have only added support to the notion that ISTAH represents a safer, better way to perform hysterectomy surgery. With approximately 600,000 hysterectomies performed annually, the potential to improve outcomes for women undergoing this procedure is profound.

As a safety rule, regardless of which hysterectomy method is utilized, a surgeon must always be prepared to convert to the abdominal hysterectomy as a back up in case complications are encountered.

About Daryoosh Samimi, MD, FACOG

Chairperson of Ob-Gyn at US Women's Institute, Dr. Daryoosh Samimi is recognized for the immense contribution he has made to every aspect of his chosen field. He is an inventor, leader, professor and distinguished scientist in the field of nerve-sparing gynecology, urogynecology and pelvic surgery.

Contact:

Daryoosh Samimi, M.D.
P.O. Box 9870
Fountain Valley, CA 92728-9870
1-888-4Female (1-888-433-6253)
Email

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