Alternatives to Hysterectomy

Presenter: Neal
Guests: Dr. Sony Singh and Holly Bridges
Guests Bios:
Dr. Sony Singh is the Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecology at the Shirley E. Greenberg Women’s Health Centre at The Ottawa Hospital. He is also an Assistant Professor with the University of Ottawa Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. After completing his medical and residency training at the University of Western Ontario in 2005, he completed fellowships in advanced pelvic surgery at the University of Toronto and the University of Sydney from 2005 to 2007. Dr. Singh is the Executive Director of the Canadian Society of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Dr. Sony Singh is known for his surgical expertise in treating deep infiltrative endometriosis through minimally invasive means and is one of the leading experts in laparoscopic (keyhole) hysterectomy. He also specializes in minimally invasive alternatives to hysterectomy, such as hysteroscopic and laparoscopic myomectomy and hysteroscopic endometrial ablation. Dr. Sony Singh has been instrumental in developing new guidelines for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding (the clinical term for heavy periods) and endometriosis for the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada. – See more at: click this link.

Biography Holly Bridges is a patient, author and advocate for minimally invasive gynecology and alternatives to hysterectomy. She has a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. She has won five awards for her writing. The UnHysterectomy: Solving Your Painful, Heavy Bleeding Without Major Surgery is her first book. – See more at: click this link.

Segment Overview
Dr. Sony Singh and Holly Bridges discuss why women chose to have a hysterectomy.  Also discussed is Holly’s book: “The UnHysterectomy…”

 


Transcription

Health Professional Radio

Neal: Hello, you’re listening to Health Professional Radio. Thank you so much for joining me today. Our guests in studio today, we’ve got the treat of having two guests in studio – Dr. Sonny Singh, the Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecology at the Shirley E Greenberg Women’s Healthcare Centre in Ottawa Hospital and also Holly Bridges who is a patient, patient advocate, author and she’s also interested in minimally invasive gynecology and alternatives to hysterectomy which is one of the most common invasive surgeries that women undergo every year. More than half a million American women undergo the procedure for treatment varying from, maybe, painful or heavy periods caused by a number of conditions including Polyps and Endometriosis. Now our guests in studio today, as I said before, are advocates for minimally invasive procedures as an alternative to this often unnecessary procedure. How are you doing today Dr. Singh and Holly?

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