1. April 11, 2020

    Research focus: Spina bifida surgery before birth restores brain structure

    Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that the benefit from spina bifida repair performed on a fetus in the womb works beyond the spine to improve the brain structure.

  2. March 20, 2020

    Managing congenital anomalies with fetoscopic therapy

    Mayo Clinic multidisciplinary teams employ fetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion to promote lung growth in utero. The early intervention helps manage severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia successfully.

  3. March 20, 2020

    Complex gynecological surgery for recurrent cancer: Navigating challenges when communicating with patients and their families

    Pelvic exenteration is used to treat cancer in the pelvic organs that has recurred after other treatment. Providers' empathy and understanding is vital to successful patient-centered care.

  4. March 20, 2020

    Alternative, innovative method of delivering chemotherapy shows promising results, retrospective review says

    Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) has been shown to decrease the risk of recurrence and improve the survival of patients with peritoneal-based malignancies, with minimal side effects.

  5. March 13, 2020

    Regenerative product could provide new option for women with mesh exposure following pelvic reconstructive surgery

    Researchers are testing a regenerative approach to restoring form and function without additional corrective surgery in the setting of vaginal mesh exposure.

  6. Jan. 17, 2020

    Importance of pre-pregnancy care for women with diabetes: A case from the endocrine teaching clinics

    Aoife M. Egan, M.B., B.Ch., Ph.D., and Adrian Vella, M.D., discuss the care program for a patient with type 1 diabetes mellitus who wished to become pregnant.

  7. Jan. 15, 2020

    Certified nurse-midwives lead collaborative care model as solution to obstetrician shortage

    LA CROSSE, Wis. ? Fewer physicians are pursuing careers in obstetrics, in part because of the intense, round-the-clock demands of the job and a high burnout rate. An unusually large number of practicing obstetricians are e[...]

  8. Dec. 21, 2019

    Hysterectomy associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, study says

    Research supports that with or without ovarian conservation, women age 35 and younger who undergo hysterectomy have an increased long-term risk of cardiovascular and metabolic conditions.

  9. Dec. 21, 2019

    Study finds same-day discharge after hysterectomy safe and feasible

    Research indicates that same-day discharge after vaginal hysterectomy with pelvic floor reconstruction does not result in a higher number of emergency department or outpatient office evaluations.

  10. Dec. 21, 2019

    Clinic redesign increases efficiency and teamwork, shortens patient wait time

    Mayo Clinic's collaborative hysteroscopy clinic has streamlined appointment scheduling to incorporate needed hysteroscopy and eliminated duplicated effort to improve both patient and staff satisfaction.

  11. Dec. 21, 2019

    A review of mortality rates in minimally invasive surgery adds insight, importance to perioperative counseling

    A systemic review of mortality in minimally invasive gynecological surgery showed that that the odds of death for laparoscopic and robotic gynecological surgery appear to be similar.

  12. Dec. 21, 2019

    Robotic surgery and sentinel lymph node biopsy improve perioperative outcomes in endometrial cancer treatment

    Researchers found that patients who received robot-assisted surgery with sentinel node biopsy had fewer postoperative complications and lower readmission rates than patients who received open abdominal surgery.

  13. Dec. 16, 2019

    Mayo Clinic researchers look at post menopause as key factor in endometrial cancer

    ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecological malignancy in the U.S. and the fourth most common cancer among women. In addition, endometrial cancer incidence rates are on the rise in the western w[...]

  14. Nov. 27, 2019

    Post-Fontan operation pregnancy outcomes

    A Mayo Clinic analysis suggests Fontan physiology may not be compatible with good placental health.

  15. July 15, 2019

    Study shows advantages for stress urinary incontinence surgery

    ROCHESTER, Minn. ???-- One of the most commonly performed surgeries to treat stress urinary incontinence in women may have better long-term results than another common surgical technique, according to a study led by Mayo C[...]

  16. April 23, 2019

    Mayo Clinic offers comprehensive care for women with pelvic floor disorders such as pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence

    Mayo Clinic's unique, multidisciplinary approach to managing sensitive female pelvic floor disorders allows for individualized decision-making and broad access to a multitude of treatment options.

  17. Feb. 19, 2019

    Top-of-the-line treatment for Wilms' tumor

    Mayo Clinic's Fertility Preservation Program, 3D modeling, minimally invasive surgery techniques and proton beam therapy improve survival rates for children with Wilms' tumor.

  18. Feb. 01, 2019

    Evaluation and management of abnormal uterine bleeding

    Mayo specialists discuss the systematic evaluation of abnormal uterine bleeding using PALM-COEIN etiology in a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

  19. Jan. 18, 2019

    Fetal surgery: Early intervention to improve outcomes

    Rare, congenital anomalies — including pulmonary hypoplasia in congenital diaphragmatic hernia and fetal lower urinary tract obstruction — carry significant risk of mortality and disability. New surgical met[...]

  20. Dec. 20, 2018

    Brian J. Linder, M.D., female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery specialist, joins Mayo Clinic Urology

    Brian J. Linder, M.D., a specialist in the management of overactive bladder, including advanced treatment options such as bladder Botox injection, sacral neuromodulation and noninvasive percutaneous tibial nerve stimula[...]

  21. Dec. 05, 2018

    Innovative management strategy for a fetus with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and intact atrial septum

    Mayo pediatric cardiologists have used an ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) procedure without cardiopulmonary bypass for an open-heart operation. The novel, sequential approach provides a promising strategy for mana[...]

  22. Sept. 15, 2018

    Steroid cell tumor of the ovary causing renin-mediated hypertension: A case from the endocrine teaching clinics

    Endocrinologists Oksana Hamidi, D.O., and Todd B. Nippoldt, M.D., discuss the diagnosis and treatment of a 37-year-old woman with a steroid cell tumor — an exceedingly rare sex cord-stromal tumor of the ovary.

  23. Feb. 15, 2018

    Cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC offers effective treatment for selected patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis

    A retrospective study of intermediate-term outcomes for patients treated with cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) indicates the treatment was most successful for patients with res[...]

  24. Oct. 06, 2017

    Trauma in pregnancy: A unique challenge

    Trauma is the leading cause of nonobstetric death in expectant mothers. Trauma surgeon Erica A. Loomis, M.D., discusses pitfalls to avoid when managing a case of trauma in a patient who is pregnant.

  25. Oct. 02, 2017

    Researchers review risks, recommendations for weight gain management in midlife women

    ROCHESTER, Minn. ? A review of the weight gain risks and challenges faced by women in midlife has led Mayo Clinic researchers to a series of recommendations for this patient population. The findings are published in this m[...]

  26. Nov. 10, 2015

    Tobacco cessation interventions target pregnant Alaska Native women

    Alaska Native women have high rates of tobacco use before, during and after pregnancy. Interventions to reduce smoking in this population have not been successful to date, but a new anti-smoking campaign that targets en[...]

  27. June 18, 2014

    Pregnancy complicated by maternal congenital cardiac disease

    Declining cases of rheumatic heart disease and improved survival of patients with congenital heart disease have resulted in congenital defects being the most common cause of maternal heart disease affecting pregnancy in[...]

  28. May 22, 2014

    Treating patients with pelvic floor dysfunction

    Mayo Clinic gastroenterologists address chronic constipation through an integrated, multidisciplinary approach that can include constipation education classes, intensive pelvic floor retraining exercises, behavior modif[...]

  29. Fertility preservation: Efforts to improve quality of life in children facing gonadotoxic therapy

    Recent advances in reproductive endocrinology allow cryopreservation of prepubertal boys' testicular tissue and girls' ovarian tissue before they begin cancer therapy known to impact fertility adversely.