102017Mar

Why Do Many Women Ignore Unpleasant Gynecological Symptoms?

Unfortunately, women of all ages are guilty of avoiding a visit to their provider when they’re experiencing unpleasant gynecological symptoms. Some hope that the symptoms will simply go away. Ignoring or wishing away a medical issue may be tempting (and easy to do!), but gynecological symptoms or changes to reproductive health are not in the…

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102017Jan

Uterine Fibroid Removal Q&A with Dr. Heidi Wittenberg

Dr. Heidi Wittenberg of the Urogynecology Center of San Francisco recently performed da Vinci robotic surgery on a patient suffering from uterine fibroids. Dr. Wittenberg kindly agreed to a quick Q&A to explain uterine fibroid removal, why it was necessary and how the patient’s quality of life has drastically improved. Q: What kind of symptoms…

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202016Dec

Five Uterine Fibroid Symptoms That Are Often Ignored

Most women with uterine fibroids are unaware that they have them. Although it’s a common condition, uterine fibroids can go undiagnosed because they typically mimic other conditions like heavy menstrual bleeding, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis or simply severe PMS. Unfortunately, women believe that these symptoms are a part of the typical menstruation experience, meaning…

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292016Mar

What Can a Hysteroscopy Tell Me?

A hysteroscopy is a multi-purpose procedure that allows your physician the opportunity to closely examine your uterus’ lining (endometrium). In order to do so, he or she will use a hysteroscope, a thin tube lighted at its end. The hysteroscope is gently inserted into the vagina and carefully moved into the uterus through the cervix….

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162016Feb

Do I Really Need a Hysterectomy?

It’s understandable for a patient to be taken aback when their provider recommends a hysterectomy. The procedure has a reputation of being a significant and invasive surgery that often requires a long period of recovery. Today, the modern hysterectomy can differ from patient to patient and not all are invasive. Some women are candidates for…

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142015Dec

Dr. Wittenberg Performs Successful Laparoscopic Robotic Hysterectomy

Dr. Wittenberg recently performed a laparoscopic robotic hysterectomy on a patient with a 24-week size uterine fibroid that weighed over 1200 grams. Dr. Wittenberg kindly took the time to answer questions in regard to this recent surgery below. What were the patient’s symptoms prior to the hysterectomy? The patient presented with menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding)…

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72015Dec

What You Need to Know About da Vinci Robotic Surgery

At Urogynecology Center of San Francisco (UGCSF), we utilize da Vinci robotic surgery in order to provide our patients with surgical treatment that is innovative and non-invasive. Many surgeries performed without da Vinci robotic surgery, such as a hysterectomy, are typically quite invasive and require more time to recover. Dr. Heidi Wittenberg of UGSF specializes…

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202015Oct

Do I Have Uterine Fibroids? A Q&A with Dr. Wittenberg

Dr. Heidi Wittenberg, Director and physician at the Urogynecology Center of San Francisco recently answered some of the most common questions asked by patients about uterine fibroids. Check out the Q&A with Dr. Wittenberg below to read her answers and contact UGSF today if you’d like to learn more about fibroids and fibroid treatment with…

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