Hysterectomy is the second most common surgical procedure in the United States, with approximately 600,000 procedures performed annually.
But a vast majority of women don’t know there are modern options when it comes to this surgery.
Today, 70% of hysterectomies performed are abdominal hysterectomies. This open incision surgery is outdated for the majority of conditions, and unfortunately most women are not made aware of less invasive hysterectomy options that exist.
It is time for women to start asking about their hysterectomy choices.
Advances in laparoscopic techniques and technologies have given surgeons the ability to perform less invasive hysterectomies.
So why aren’t minimally invasive techniques the standard of care for gynecologic surgery?
Why aren’t women informed about their option for a less invasive procedure?
Many reasons, including lack of training, reluctance of gynecologists to accept new innovations, and insufficient funding and reimbursement from insurance companies top the list.
Lori L. Warren, M.D. created this website to serve as an educational tool for women to learn about hysterectomy choices and to empower them to ask for minimally invasive procedures.
Podcast from CBS News
Eye on Health: Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
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Hysterectomy, A Better Way (CBS News)
Video from OR-live
Advanced Laparoscopic Techniques and the Use of Harmonic® Technology in Gynecologic Surgery
Join surgeons, Dr. Roger Ferland and Dr. Lori Warren, for an OR-live presentation of minimally invasive techniques in gynecologic surgery. The doctors will focus on the benefits of two approaches, Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy and Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy, for the patient.
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Female Health Taboo Explored
Dr. Lori Warren’s article “Better Hysterectomy” was featured in Kentuckiana Healthy Woman magazine
Click here to read.
My medical practice partner, Dr. Rebecca Booth, shares my passion for enlightening and helping women.
She focuses on hormonal wellness as a specialty and has published a book that explains the beauty in our cycle and how we can learn from what is right about our hormones to look and feel better throughout our cycle and throughout our lives; The Venus Week: Discover the Powerful Secret of your Cycle... at Any Age (DaCapo Lifelong 2008). She has appeared on The Today Show and contributes to many women's magazines, radio shows and other publications including a regular Huffington Post blog. I recommend The Venus Week to my patients and feel it is a true gift to women of all ages. You can learn more about her great work at: venusweek.com
Dr. Booth and I recently worked with Jon LaPook, medical correspondent for the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, on several webcast segments for CBS Doc dot com. Our topics range from sexual health to keeping your waistline in menopause. The links are provided below and I encourage your feedback and suggestions for future topics.
What Happened To My Waist?
Ladies, How's Your Sex Life?
Who is Lori L. Warren, M.D.?
Dr. Lori Warren was born in Ithaca, NY. She received both her Bachelors degree and Medical degree at the University of Kentucky, and completed her residency training at Tufts University, Boston MA. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Since 1991, she has been a physician in the practice of Women First of Louisville. Women First is a medical practice specializing in obstetrics and gynecology founded in 1989. As an Advanced Gynecologic Laparoscopic Surgeon, Dr. Warren has worked nationally and internationally to train other surgeons in laparoscopic techniques.
She is ardently devoted to reducing the excessive number of unnecessary abdominal “open” hysterectomies performed in the United States.
Dr. Warren's ultimate goal is to inform women throughout the country about their surgical options.