Newton-Wellesley

Useful Information

Website List

American Society for Reproductive Medicine
www.asrm.org

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
www.arhp.org

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
www.acog.org

Endometriosis Association
www.endometriosisassn.org

Pregnancy Exposure InfoLine (800.322.5014)
www.Thepeil.org

The North American Menopause Society
www.menopause.org

Newton-Wellesley Hospital
www.nwh.org

Medline Plus
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

Center for Women’s Mental Health
www.womensmentalhealth.org

Parenthood Web
www.parenthood.com

Essure Permanent Birth Control
www.essure.com

Gynecare Information
www.pelvichealthsolutions.com

Breastfeeding
www.breastfeeding.com

LaLeche League Home Page
www.llli.org

Nursing Mother’s Council
www.nursingmothers.org

Women’s Health Information
www.fda.gov/womens/menopause

Postpartum Information
www.postpartum.net

For Inquiries Regarding Schedules for Childbirth Classes

Rose Salvucci, nurse manager for the practice will be coordinating the class schedules. All inquires regarding schedules, availability, and cost should be sent to Rose. Rose can be reached by email at rsalvucci@partners.org or by calling (617) 332-2345, or on our Patient Gateway.

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery FAQs

Minimally invasive surgery allows our physicians to use specific surgical techniques that limit the size and number of incisions that need to be made during a surgical procedure. As a result, they can perform surgery without cutting into a lot of skin and muscle, as is done with open gynecologic surgery. Less trauma to the muscles results in less pain, less blood loss, and quicker recovery times.

Minimally invasive surgical approaches can be faster, safer, and require less recovery time. Other potential benefits include

  • Better cosmetic results from smaller skin incisions
  • Less blood loss from surgery.
  • Reduced risk of muscle damage due to reduced trauma to the muscles and soft tissues.
  • Reduced risk of infection and postoperative pain.
  • Faster recovery from surgery and less rehabilitation required.
  • Diminished reliance on pain medications after surgery.

Depending on the baseline health of the patient, many minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries can be done on an outpatient basis.

Typically, patients who undergo minimally invasive gynecologic surgery can return to normal activities within a few weeks. Oftentimes, patients can begin their physical therapy and recovery program sooner than patients who have had open gynecologic surgery, because their pain is less severe. Patients who have conventional (open) gynecologic surgery, typically, have a 6 week recovery period.

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