UW Department of Ob-Gyn Chair Laurel Rice, MD, along with 46 ob-gyn colleagues from across the country, co-signed a letter of support to ACOG in recognition of their updated committee opinion on morcellation:
“The opinion is clearly the product of a careful and thoughtful review of the current literature regarding the low prevalence of leiomyosarcoma among women having surgery for presumed fibroids, the increased risk of open surgery when compared with minimally invasive approaches, and the importance of proper evaluation and counseling for patients. We hope this Committee Opinion allows more gynecologists to provide minimally invasive treatment options for women suffering with fibroid-related symptoms who are appropriate candidates. Most importantly, the opinion preserves the rights of women to engage in shared decision-making to choose a treatment that is right for them.”
Read the whole statement here.