Magdy Milad, MD: June 12, 2019


*** Hysterectomies Second Most Common Surgery for U.S. Women, but Alternatives Exist ***




Magdy Milad-MDMS

Chief of Gynecology and Gynecologic Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital


Every year in the United States, more than 500,000 women have hysterectomies. It’s the second most common surgery for American women, following cesarean section. A hysterectomy is an operation to remove a woman’s uterus and may involve removing the woman’s fallopian tubes or ovaries. By the time American women are 60 years old, one in three have experienced some type of pelvic health disorder.


But is undergoing a hysterectomy the inevitable solution to common gynecologic conditions like fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic pain or abnormal bleeding? Magdy Milad, MD, MS chief of gynecologic surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and medical director for the center for comprehensive gynecology can speak on alternatives to hysterectomies and will share the latest medical advances for women with chronic and painful gynecologic conditions.


Did you know?

  • Endometriosis is when tissue inside the uterus begins to grow where it should not
  • It affects an estimated 1 in 10 women during their reproductive years or about 176 million women.
  • Fibroids are benign growths in the uterus that many women experience during childbearing years
  • Three out of four women will have one or more uterine fibroids at some point in their life
  • After a hysterectomy, you no longer have menstrual periods and can’t become pregnant.


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More About Dr. Milad:

Dr. Magdy Milad is the Albert B. Gerbie Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Chief of Gynecology and Gynecologic Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is the Medical Director for the innovative Center for Comprehensive Gynecology at Northwestern Medicine, a multidisciplinary clinic for fibroids and chronic pelvic pain.  He previously served as the Residency Program Director for 13 years at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and graduated from Wayne State University Medical School in Detroit. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beaumont Oakland University Hospital and fellowship in Reproductive Medicine and Infertility at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. In 1997, he returned to school while working full-time to obtain a Masters in Academic Medicine at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. 

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