Imagine for a moment, a woman suffering with pain and abnormal uterine bleeding symptoms caused by polyps or fibroids is told that these tissues must be removed. Well, thanks to advances in medical technology, this can be done in a safe, efficient and accurate way with the MyoSure® tissue removal procedure. This procedure is an alternative to major surgery, it typically doesn’t last more than half an hour, causes minimal trauma to the uterus and surrounding area and, incredibly, most patients can go back to their daily routine in one to two days!
But here’s a bit of shocking information – Yarmouth Regional Hospital is the only regional hospital in the province that does not have a MyoSure® device! This means that women in our community requiring this medical procedure need to travel two to three hours to Kentville or Halifax to have this done!
Together we can change that! This Spring, Yarmouth Hospital Foundation has committed to fund the purchase of a MyoSure® device for Women’s Health at a cost of $76,912.50, bringing this new service here at your regional hospital. The MyoSure® tissue removal procedure will revolutionise hysteroscopic treatments, especially those for uterine fibroids and polyps. Uterine fibroids, in the past, could lead to abdominal pain, heavy bleeding, painful cycles and infertility.
Dr. Elissa Cohen, the OB/GYN physician in Yarmouth Regional Hospital, told us: “The MyoSure® device would also allow us to identify and resect (surgically remove) cancers and thus reduce the morbidity and mortality among the women that we serve. Additionally, this instrument not only helps identify and resect lesions under direct visualization, it helps diagnose malignant and benign conditions that impair the quality of life and function for the women of our community.”
Will you join us in supporting your regional hospital with a donation towards this important equipment?
“The women in our community deserve the safest, most up to date standard of care treatment, and that includes MyoSure® for management of their gynecological concerns,” Dr. Cohen added, and we couldn’t agree more! Together, we can make this a reality for the women of the Tri-Counties.