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Indiana doctor first to perform new women’s health procedure

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) - Cameron Memorial Community Hospital's Doctor Todd Rumsey is the first physician in the U.S. to perform a procedure that he says is a historic step for women's health.

The procedure helps women who suffer from excessive menstrual bleeding.
Dr. Rumsey is an OB-GYN and the Chief Medical Officer for Cameron Hospital in Angola.

Rumsey says he was the first doctor in the U.S. to successfully use what's called the "Cerene Cryotherapy' device. The procedure is used without sedation which is opposite of the current technology.

"For women who need some intervention we've really not been head strung in getting women taken care of, and getting women healthcare," Dr. Rumsey said. "I'm always looking to better serve the patient, whether that's a new procedure for me personally or a new procedure for everyone."

He says women sometimes don't receive enough care when it comes to their health and this surgery is a game-changer for women everywhere.

In addition historic achievement Rumsey says he was doing it all during the pandemic, which has been stressful for all health care workers. He says the pandemic did not stop him from working to improve women's health in not only in his office but women everywhere.

Rumsey tells me he is planning to teach other doctors how to perform the same procedure. He says he's already been in contact with some here in Fort Wayne and across Indiana.

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Karli VanCleave

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