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New robotic prolapse surgery reduces scars by 80%

A new surgery – available at UT Southwestern – might be the future of pelvic organ prolapse treatment. This surgery technique developed by Maude Carmel, M.D., can manage the uncomfortable, annoying POP symptoms with 80% less scarring. Learn more.

Women's Health

Nerve stimulation study offers hope for women with fecal incontinence

Millions of women experience fecal incontinence – debilitating bowel leakage – with limited treatment options. Until now. PTNS, an innovative nerve therapy, might be a game-changer, and it’s only available through this clinical trial. Learn more.

Women's Health

Heavy periods and pelvic pain aren't 'normal' – uterine fibroids might be to blame

Too many women accept uterine fibroid symptoms such as heavy periods, abdominal bulkiness, and pelvic pain as normal. But they don’t have to! Learn about treatment options from medication to surgery in this week’s MedBlog. Read more.

Women's Health

Urinary incontinence is not ‘normal’ – but it is treatable

Many women experience urinary incontinence after childbirth or because of aging. The topic can be difficult for women to talk about, but the condition, while not normal, is very treatable.

Women's Health

Fertility-sparing treatment for endometriosis and fibroids

Endometriosis and uterine fibroids can cause heavy periods, pelvic pain, and difficulty getting pregnant. And traditional treatment options can cause infertility. However, women can find advanced, fertility-sparing treatment options at UT Southwestern. Learn more.

Women's Health

Hysterectomy alternative: An innovative treatment for uterine fibroids

Problems associated with uterine fibroids frequently used to result in hysterectomy and a lengthy recovery. But not anymore! Radiofrequency ablation is an innovative outpatient procedure that can reduce fibroid volume and their uncomfortable symptoms by 50 percent in just two months. Learn more.

Cancer; Plastic Surgery; Women's Health

Free-flap breast reconstruction: A natural alternative to implants after cancer

Free-flap breast reconstruction with natural body tissue has emerged as a long-lasting alternative to implants after breast cancer. Explore how women benefit from the procedure, and learn about the patient-centric processes our surgeons followed to become world-class experts.

Brain; Women's Health

What women need to know about common benign brain tumors

Women are at higher risk for benign brain tumors than men – but why? In this week’s blog, neurosurgeon Toral Patel, M.D., discusses what we do and don’t know about benign brain tumors, as well as surgical and nonsurgical treatment options. Learn more.

Men's Health; Prevention; Women's Health; Your Pregnancy Matters

'The pill' for guys: Male birth control option passes safety tests

A male birth control pill has moved one step closer to reality, but will men actually take a daily oral contraceptive?