OBGYN.net Is Closely Monitoring the Future of Power Morcellation

Aug 27, 2014, 09:46 ET from UBM Medica US

NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that OBGYN.net, the leading online community for women's health professionals, continues its close coverage of how the health care community is responding to the identified risks of power morcellation and how these decisions will impact Ob/Gyns and their patients.

Power morcellation allows gynecologists to divide larger tissues and structures and remove them through laparoscopic ports, eliminating the need for an open abdominal surgery. In gynecology, morcellators are most often used in myomectomies to remove uterine fibroids and in hysterectomies to remove the uterus. The risk of morcellation is that if an unknown cancer is present in the tissue that's being divided, the cancer can spread throughout the body instead of remaining contained. The FDA, device manufacturers, insurers, hospitals, and professional societies have all responded to this risk.

Some recent highlights of coverage on OBGYN.net as it relates to power morcellation includes:

OBGYN.net is committed to providing its audience of gynecologists, obstetricians, and other women's health care providers timely and relevant information that will impact clinical practice and patient care.

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