Author | David Holtz, MD


CA-125: What is it good for?

January 10, 2012

As a gynecological oncologist, I often see patients who want to be tested for cancer because a close family member has just been diagnosed. Understandably, they want to be sure they don’t have it.

A Parable of Two Surgeons

July 18, 2011

This week, I spent over 3 hours struggling with my chief resident in a clinic case doing a robotic hysterectomy and staging. Granted, the patient was an obese, hypertensive diabetic, who benefited from avoiding a big midline incision, but it did make me think of one of my mentors from fellowship.

The Cost of Healthcare and the Ob/Gyn

May 30, 2011

The cost of health care has been a major topic in the news of late. The growth in public debt is due in no small part to inflation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. As physicians, we always wish to do what we can to maximize our patient’s health. But is there any way to do this without increasing the price-tag of medicine?