Dr. Rozeboom Tweeting During Surgery via Hospital Spokeswoman

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Dr. Jerry Rozeboom

Dr. Rozeboom and another unidentified doctor performing a hysterectomy and uterine prolapse surgery on a 70-year-old woman, Monna Cleary, had the time to relay each step of the procedure to a hospital spokeswoman who posted them all to twitter. More than 300 messages were posted on St. Luke’s Hospital account in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

It is unclear why they tweeted every step of the surgery. Perhaps it was for educational purposes, to reach med school students on a different platform, something they can relate to.

Here are just a few selected tweets:

“Drs. making next four incisions right now, less than a 1/2 inch incisions. So far three of the five have been made.”

“Question about surgeon placement…one surgeon is operating at a console about 5 feet away from patient. Other dr. is at patient side”

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Patient Monna Cleary

“We have 2 instruments in the patient. One is a scissors and the other is for cauterizing.”

“There are two types of stitches used permanent and they dissolve….they are placing them now and will then put the graph in.”

“The graph is a Y shape & so the two top ends of the Y are attached one to ea. side of the cervix and the long end is attached to sacrum.”

“We are getting ready to secure the uterine muscles and then will do the hysterectomy.

Dr. Rozeboom has removed the uterus now and will place it near the belly & remove it later.”

“Doctor says we are about 1/2 way done with this procedure”

“Dr. Rozeboom is closing up the peritoneum right now. It looks like a long seam he is sewing shut.”

“Now we are going to do bladder repair & will undock the surgical robot to do this.”

“Dr. Rozeboom is getting ready for the next part of this surgery. He is changing surgical gowns and new getting gloves.”

“Both surgeons are stitching up the patient right now. Again, there are 5 incisions smaller than the size of a dime.”

“Now the drs. are looking in her bladder to make sure there are no holes.”

“Bladder is filled with fluid to allow them to view the bladder better.”

“The surgery is now complete. The catheter is going back in right now.”

According to Vitals.com, Dr. Jerry Rozeboom has a high patient rating, four out of four stars. He finished his medical degree and residency at University of Iowa School of Medicine.



  1. Dr. Rozeboom tweeted some steps of the robotic hysterectomy, however, he did not include a single tweet about severing the broad bands of ligaments, nerve supply, or blood supply to the uterus and surrounding tissues, or the shortening of the vagina.

    He also did not tweet the consequences of removing the female organs.

    Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, a reproductive, sexual, hormone responsive organ that supports the bladder and bowel. Whether the surgery is performed abdominally, vaginally, hands-on laparoscopically or laparoscopically by a gynecologist controlled robot, a hormone responsive sex organ is removed, the vagina is shortened, and there is a loss of support to the bladder and bowel. Women who experienced uterine orgasm before the surgery will not experience it after the uterus is removed.

    When the uterus is removed women have three times greater incidence of cardiovascular disease than women with an intact uterus. When the ovaries are removed the incidence seven times greater.

    There are 22 million women in the United States whose female organs have been surgically removed. Only about 2% were life saving and 98% were elective, a euphemism for unwarranted. Girls and women are not educated about the functions of female organs and they are not informed about the adverse effects of hysterectomy that have been well documented in medical literature for over a century.

    Women who might ignore this promotion in a commercial advertisement will be vulnerable to believing there are no adverse effects of the surgery. An article that makes hysterectomy sound simple and inconsequential is dangerous to women.

    Read the new book THE H WORD, and find out what the medical literature documents about the well-known consequences, and what women report about the effects of hysterectomy on their bodies, their health and their lives, and read the Adverse Effects Data at http://www.hersfoundation.org.