Author: Chester

Why do complications occur in surgery?

There is a saying…”You cannot make an omelette without breaking an egg”

But in surgery we try to do just that!  Surprisingly in most cases , surgery goes well with most having a successful outcome and no major complications. More importantly, surgeons have become a victim of their own success with Community expectations that we can always make an omelette without breaking an egg.  Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, things do happen. Sometimes very bad things. But by and large, the egg stays intact.

Fertility concerns

In my career, I have seen many couples voicing their fertility concerns. One of the most common question asked is “How long should I take to try for a pregnancy before becoming concerned?” This is particularly more prevalent an issue, as couples leave it later in life to try for a pregnancy.

Why do women have a Prolapse?

What is a prolapse I hear you ask? And how does a woman get one?

This indeed is a very common problem. For many, the only time they find this is when they feel a lump in the vagina. It can be very frightening when you find it for the first time.

What is an Ovarian cyst

For all women, the ovaries make cysts as part of their natural function. The only exception to this would be those who have yet to start their periods or who have become postmenopausal.  In everyone else having periods, it is the norm. So why the interest in ovarian cysts?

Endometrial ablation

Endometrial ablation is a surgical technique used to help women with heavy periods. The theory is that the lining is where the period is derived from. So removal of this lining should stop the periods altogether.