Dr. Licciardi Performing Surgery to Repair Uterine Septum
Posted Nov 19 2011 3:47pm
Today’s blog is a little different, as it is the first one of mine that uses a video. What you will see is actual footage of me performing surgery to repair a large uterine septum. I have viewed many such videos on line and feel that they leave room for improvement. The explanations are not clear; plus I am not impressed with the techniques of many of the surgeons.
Not everyone likes watching surgery, but you will see that this very easy to view and there is no bleeding to worry about. If you were told that you have a septum and want to know how they are treated, this is a good tool for you.
It’s very hard for a patient to rate the quality of the surgery they are viewing so I just have to come out and say that what you will see here is surgery of a very high standard. The 3 important things are that I work quickly, I don’t cut away too little, and I don’t cut away too much. If you are curious, you can look at other videos on line and with time you can easily see the differences. Many of the videos show the septum treated by burning it away. I do not like that technique because I think that burning is more likely to lead to scaring. And once you get scar in the uterus, it may be hard for normal function to ever return. You will see I cut with a scissors, allows for better healing.
I have been working on this video for over a month, and every day see parts that I would like to improve and update (not the surgery part, but the intro photos and some of my voice-overs) . So in time, updated versions will be published, but there is more than enough here to publish now. So here it is; I hope you enjoy it. Feel free to show it to your doctors, I think they will like it too.