Hysterectomy – Make an informed decision

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 talk about how to find a qualified healthcare professional to perform a hysterectomy.  Also discussed is the personal aspect of making the decision to undergo a hysterectomy or to elect alternative treatment.

TRANSCRIPTION

Neal: Hello! You’re listening to Health Professional Radio. Welcome! I’m your host Neal Howard. Thank you so much for being with us today. There are lot of places that you could be and you’ve chosen to be with me and my guest today and for that I am truly grateful. Our guest in studio today is Holly Bridges, a patient, author and advocate for Minimally Invasive Gynaecology and alternatives to Hysterectomy, she’s the author of “The Unhysterectomy: Solving your Painful Heavy Bleeding Without Major Surgery”. It’s her first publication and with her studio today is Dr Sony Singh, the director of Minimally Invasive Gynaecology at the Shirley E Greenberg women’s health centre at Ottawa hospital, he’s also an assistant professor with the University of Ottawa Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. They’re both here today to speak with us about the alternatives to a hysterectomy, now hysterectomy is one of the most common procedures that women undergo in North America for things like painful or heavy menstrual bleeding, polyps which are non-cancerous or fibroids, I’m sorry, which are non-cancerous growth and other situations. How are both of you doing today?

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