The Drs: Surfing Toddler Controversy
The Doctors shared a video of a young boy surfing with his father, and explained that it’s causing quite a bit of controversy, with some people saying the child was too young to partake in surfing. The Doctors thought maybe he should have had a life jacket on, but he was clearly having a blast.
Dr Jennifer Ashton said she genuinely believes that no parent would purposefully endanger their child, but Dr Drew Ordon pointed out that rogue waves could knock the toddler off the board. As Dr Travis Stork said, it’s all about balancing rewards and risks, and each parent has a line that they do or don’t want to cross.
The Drs: Treatment Option For Uterine Fibroids
The Doctors then shared that millions of women suffer from painful uterine fibroids and many believe their only option is to get a hysterectomy. But now, a new FDA-approved procedure could get rid of the need for a hysterectomy for many, which is why Michelle was eager to try. She was first diagnosed with fibroids when she was pregnant, and The Doctors shared that around 80% of all women will develop one or more fibroids during their lifetime.
Michelle’s fibroids have grown so much over the years that they are now pressing on her bladder. Her uterus has grown to the size of a five-month pregnancy. She travels a lot and has a very active daughter, so she was worried about the complications of a hysterectomy.
The Drs: Acessa Procedure For Uterine Fibroids
It’s called the Acessa procedure and it’s a minimally-invasive, outpatient procedure that takes care of fibroids with just two small incisions. Michelle knew that it could be the way to go for her. The tool they use is set at 203 degrees Fahrenheit to completely destroy the fibroid. Michelle had nine fibroids removed.
Michelle had the procedure just four days ago, and joined The Doctors saying that she felt great. Dr Jennifer Ashton said this is huge news for women, but it should be known that just because you have fibroids, doesn’t mean they require treatment. Michelle’s fibroids were affecting her quality of life.
The Drs: Minimally Invasive Procedure For Uterine Fibroids
Dr Bruce Lee, who created the procedure, explained that any woman who has systematic fibroids and wants to preserve her uterus and get back to work within days is a great candidate for this procedure. He said Michelle didn’t take a single pain pill of any kind after her procedure, and is already experiencing improvements in her condition. It all depends on where the fibroids are, as well as how big they are, as to how you can treat them. This procedure allows Dr Lee to cut off the blood supply to the fibroid, which means there isn’t blood loss and scarring like with other procedures.
Do you know anyone who could benefit from this minimally-invasive procedure?