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Reply to FDA regarding the use of power morcellators for fibroids

Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., the Director of the Center for Device and Radiological Health at the Food and Drug Administration, replied to an open letter from the Leiomyoma Morcellation Review Group.  You can read the original open letter here, and view Dr. Shuren’s reply in the images below. The Leiomyoma Morcellation Review Group sent the […]

An open letter to the FDA regarding the use of morcellation procedures for women having surgery for presumed uterine fibroids

In November, 2014 the FDA ruled that power morcellation was contra-indicated in “the majority of women” having surgery for uterine fibroids due to the potential risk of spreading occult uterine sarcoma.  Although problems with this ruling were immediately apparent, the passage of time has allowed for more clarity on the related medical issues. Prevalence of […]

Finally: Prevention of Ovarian Cancer!

Ovarian cancer is a terrible disease, almost impossible to find early before it has spread and very hard to cure despite the best efforts over the past 40 years. As a result, it had been common practice to remove ovaries when a hysterectomy was performed in order to prevent the future development of ovarian cancer. […]

Dr. Parker featured on NBC4 Los Angeles

Dr. Parker was interviewed for NBC4 Los Angeles regarding his latest study on removing a woman’s ovaries during hysterectomy. Removing Ovaries During Hysterectomy May Increase Health Risks: Study A new study finds that hysterectomies may cause more harm than good. The study revealed that even after a woman’s reproductive years are over, her ovaries are […]

Endometriosis – do I need a hysterectomy, do I need my ovaries out?

My ob/gyn strongly suggested that I start thinking about having a hysterectomy as well as having my ovaries removed.

Cancer Experts Agree: Keep Your Ovaries

Women who do not have the BRCA cancer gene or a strong family history of ovarian cancer should strongly consider keeping their ovaries, especially if they are not menopausal.

Hurry – been told I need a total hysterectomy

I am a 47 year old woman who has never had children. I have recently been told I needed a hysterectomy after being seen by a oncolgist/gyn. I have a 2.5- 3 cm cyst on each ovary- neither are considered simple- one has some solid material and both are septated. The MD seems to think […]


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Fibroid Doctor William H. Parker

Dr. William H. Parker is a board-certified Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Parker is an internationally recognized expert in fibroid surgery and research. Based in San Diego, California, he is considered one of the best fibroid surgeons for abdominal and laparoscopic myomectomy in the United States and abroad. He has been chosen for Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors every year beginning in the late 90's.

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