Included in descriptions of various minimally invasive gynecologic treatments are guides to questions women may want to ask their doctor when confronted with a diagnosis of a condition requiring surgery. These guides are intended to help open a dialogue that will create more informed and better prepared patients.
"As women become more educated they can influence their healthcare by asking doctors about all treatment choices, including less invasive options. If their doctor doesn't offer alternatives to hysterectomy or minimally invasive options, they're empowered to find another doctor who does," added Dr. Miller.
This site is designed to provide women with names of physicians in their area who are members of AAGL and who have shown interest in minimally invasive treatment. The Physician Finder gives women access to doctors listed by city and by their name.
The AAGL Web site also helps to connect close to 4,000 physicians from 69 countries who have interests in minimally invasive treatment for women's health problems. The Web site provides members with a comprehensive repository to learn about the latest techniques, to improve their clinical practice and to connect with other endoscopic gynecologic surgeons.
The new site includes an online education center for physicians -
EndoUpdate(TM) - that provides physicians with continuing medical education
programs from expert practitioners of minimally invasive gynecology.
Physicians can also re
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