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A Hysterectomy May Not Be Necessary

A Hysterectomy May Not Be Necessary

Washington, D.C.- Dr. Amy Porter of Virginia Hospital Center will host a discussion session live on Washingtonpost.com, today, Monday, December 4, from 12:00 noon until 1:00 pm to present information on alternative options to the traditional abdominal hysterectomy as well as to answer questions submitted by participants.

Many women are unaware of the alternatives to the traditional hysterectomy known to leave behind six-inch scars and weeks of recovery.

Many are also unaware of the availability of minimally-invasive techniques such as laparoscopy or vaginal hysterectomy that produce reductions in blood loss, pain and recovery time.

A new advertising campaign by Washington, D.C. based agency Adworks has brought these issues and specialties to light for Virginia Hospital Center.

The campaign, designed exclusively to run online, uses banner ads to provocatively state, "If you're planning on having an abdominal hysterectomy, you probably don't need to."

Once viewers click on the banner ad they are directed immediately to the Virginia Hospital Center website to provide the viewer with information needed to make an informed decision on their personal health.

About Dr. Porter

Dr. Amy Porter, MD is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed her residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Porter's interests include high-risk pregnancies, menstrual irregularities and menopause issues. A member of the North American Menopause Society, she is also certified as a NAMS menopause clinician. Dr. Porter lectures frequently and supports patient education initiatives whenever possible.

About Adworks

Adworks arrived on the Washington area's marketing scene in 1979, when Greenspun brought his own vision to life. With unmatched creativity fueled with a touch of confidence and a philosophy that boring is bad for business, Adworks built its reputation of producing first-class campaigns that deliver results for regional and national clients. Adhering to this philosophy has allowed Adworks to grow into a 37 person agency complete with an in-house research and account planning department, as well as a complete interactive department.

Current Adworks clients include The Washington Post, WashingtonPost.com, Hair Cuttery, Virginia Hospital Center, Moore Cadillac and The National Geographic Museum.

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