Archive for September, 2011|
Monday, September 26th, 2011
The surgical removal of the female’s uterus is called a hysterectomy. It may be performed to resolve one of several conditions affecting the uterus. Some of these reasons include uterine fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic support problems such as a uterine prolapse, abnormal uterine bleeding, chronic pelvic pain or cancer. It is important that a patient who suspects she may have one or more of those conditions contacts her gynecologist for an evaluation. Anthony C. Quartell, MD and his dedicated staff comprised of his nurse practitioner, Marisa Hamrah and fellow gynecologists Daniel Sansobrino,MD and Aaron Shinbein, MD are available for appointments. Also, located at the same address sharing office space is Robert Koch, MD, who is also available for appointments. Anthony C. Quartell, MD & Associates serves Livingston, NJ, Florham Park, NJ, Millburn, NJ and surrounding areas.
Monday, September 12th, 2011
During the Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy performed by Dr. Anthony Quartell, a certified Ob/gyn who also serves as the Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, N.J., general anesthesia is administered to the patient before Dr. Quartell inserts a telescope attached to a camera into a small incision in the navel. This enables him to examine the patient’s pelvis on one of several flat screens in the operating room. He then divides the ligaments, cauterizes the blood supply and isolates the uterus after creating two or more small incisions (approximately 1 cm in size). The cervix remains intact and the uterus is morcellated and removed through one of the incisions. The procedure details are discussed at length in the office with the patient prior to undergoing this minimally invasive surgery to ensure that the patient is aware of every step and comfortable with her upcoming surgery. Most patients go home without the need for postoperative narcotics and use tylenol for pain managment. In addition, patients are generally seen in Dr. Quartell’s office six days postoperatively (6 days after surgery), usually driving themselves and are ready to go back to work on the seventh postoperative day. This could vary depending on the patient, as each patient is an individual, however; most fall under this scenario. Anthony C. Quartell, MD & Associates serves the Essex, Morris, Union, Passaic and surrounding counties.