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Urology, Gynecology, Urogynecology… What’s The Difference?

April 16, 2021

It’s safe to say that most people are relatively familiar with the medical practices of gynecology and urology. Indeed, women begin seeing gynecologists regularly as teenagers, and it is recommended that men get regular checkups at a urologist starting around the age of 45. As you may have gathered, each of these practices is typically associated with treating a specific […]

Patient Testimonial: Hysterectomy, Sling, & Sacrocolpoperineopexy

December 1, 2020

Transcript: – [Marci] Hi there, this is Marci with Austin Urogynecology. And this is one of our patients. She’s 14 weeks post-op from the hysterectomy sacrocolpoperineopexy, and mid-urethral sling How did your surgery go? Was there anything that stood out? – Well, my surgery went very well. I was not looking forward to it, which I guess is normal with […]

Sling & Hysterectomy for Endometriosis – Patient Experience

April 7, 2020

A recent patient took a moment to speak to us about her experience at the clinic. Here’s a transcript of our conversation: Marcie: Hi there. This is Marcie. I’m a medical assistant here at Austin Urogynecology and we have one of our patients here who had a sling and a hysterectomy for endometriosis. How has your experience been with Austin […]

Vesicovaginal Fistula

January 7, 2020

A fistula is a connection between two spaces that should not be there. Occasionally fistulas are caused by an inflammatory process. A vesicovaginal fistula is an abnormal tract between the vagina and the bladder. This type of fistula usually occurs after hysterectomy. In most cases, there was a bladder injury during the hysterectomy that resulted in a tract between the […]

Testimonial: Stress Incontinence After Sacrocolpexy

December 20, 2019

A patient talks to us about her experience with Dr. Shashoua and the team at Austin Urogynecology. A full transcript of the interview is below the video. Austin Urogynecology: All right. So here we have today one of our wonderful Austin Urogynecology patients that has undergone some surgical procedures with us. So tell us a little bit about your first […]

Don’t Live in Austin? Don’t Worry

October 24, 2018

“I live in Waco and need a labiaplasty, do I have to drive all the way to Austin?” The simple answer is yes, and it will be worth it! We have patients travel from surrounding areas such as Waco, Killeen, Dallas, San Antonio and even Houston for labiaplasty or vaginoplasty surgery. We even offer remote consults for patients in other […]

Natural Occurrences

September 10, 2018

As women and mothers, we’ve almost all been there. We have three kids and aren’t exactly interested in entertaining the idea of a fourth, or perhaps your cycles have just become too painful to put up with. Maybe the concern is a bit more serious, and your gut feeling is that cancer could be the cause for your lady parts […]

Will I Go Through Menopause if I Have a Hysterectomy?

May 7, 2014

There are different types of hysterectomies. A hysterectomy refers to removal of the uterus and the cervix (total hysterectomy) or removal of the uterus without removal of the cervix (supracervical or partial hysterectomy). If the ovaries are removed at the same time, this is called a hysterectomy with bilateral salpingectomy (BSO). The ovaries are usually left in place unless there […]

Hormones are secreted from the ovaries. These hormone levels decline with age and are minimal in post-menopausal women. If the ovaries are left in place at the time of a hysterectomy, there is no change in the level of hormones excreted by the ovaries and pre-menopausal women will experience menopause naturally. If the ovaries are removed in a pre-menopausal woman, […]

Do I Still Need a Pap Smear after Hysterectomy?

May 3, 2013

The need for continued pap smears after hysterectomy depends on the type of hysterectomy done and your personal history of pap smears. Following a supracervical hysterectomy, traditional pap smear guidelines are continued. After a total hysterectomy, including removal of the cervix, if there’s no history of high-grade precancerous lesions or cervical cancer; pap smears are no longer recommended. After a […]

What is a Partial Hysterectomy?

April 11, 2013

The terms for a hysterectomy may be confusing and many women may not know what was removed at the time of their hysterectomy. A total hysterectomy means the body of the uterus and the cervix are removed. If the ovaries are also removed, this is called a total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingectomy (BSO). A partial or supracervical hysterectomy means the […]

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