Is Hysterectomy right for you.

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 continue their discussion about making a decision to have a hysterectomy and some of the attitudes among patients about the procedure.

 


Transcription

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Neal: Hello, you’re listening to Health Professional Radio. I’m your host Neal Howard. Thank you so much for joining us today. The hysterectomy is a procedure that is performed in North America on women. More than half a million each in every year undergo this procedure for a varying number of reasons. IT is only second in women’s procedure to the C-section. The Hysterectomy, our guest say, is often unnecessary and women sometimes undergo this procedure for lack of knowledge of alternative methods. Our guest today is Holly Bridges – patient, author and advocate for minimally invasive gynecology and alternatives to the hysterectomy. She has a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto Ontario and she’s also the author of “The UnHysterectomy: Solving Your Painful Heavy Bleeding without Major Surgery.” It’s her first book and doing quite well. Our second guest is Dr. Sonny Singh, the director of minimally invasive gynecology at the Shirley E Greenberg Women’s Health Centre at Ottawa Hospital. Also, an assistant professor with the University Of Ottawa Department Of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the editor of Holly’s book “The UnHysterectomy.” How are you both doing today?

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