Laparoscopic Fibroid Removal

Uterine fibroids can be removed surgically using a less invasive technique called laparoscopic fibroid removal, sometimes referred to as laparoscopic myomectomy.

Noncancerous uterine growths known as uterine fibroids frequently develop throughout the childbearing years.

Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids

Fibroids can cause symptoms including

  • Pelvic pain,
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding, and
  • Pressure on the bladder or rectum, even though they are usually benign.

Here is an overview of the laparoscopic fibroid removal procedure:

1. Preoperative Assessment by Dr Astha:

Before the surgery, Dr. Astha Dayal, OBGYN in Gurgaon, will conduct a thorough and complete evaluation, including your medical history, which may include imaging studies like ultrasound or MRI, to determine the size, number, and location of the fibroids.

2. Anesthesia:

You will be given general anesthesia before the surgery to ensure that you are unconscious and pain-free during the procedure.

Laparoscopic surgical procedure:

Small incisions (usually 0.5 to 1.5 cm) are made in the abdominal wall. Carbon dioxide gas is then introduced into the abdomen to create a working space, making it easier for the Dr Astha Dayal OBGYN and Laparoscopic surgeon to see and access the pelvic organs.

Insertion of Instruments:

A laparoscope (a thin tube with a light and camera) and specialized surgical instruments are inserted through the incisions. The laparoscope allows the surgeon to visualize the uterus and fibroids on a monitor.

Removal of Fibroids-During Surgery:

Dr Astha uses the instruments to carefully remove the fibroids while preserving the integrity of the uterus. The technique may involve cutting the fibroids into smaller pieces for easier extraction.

Post Laparoscopic fibroid removal surgery

After the fibroids are removed, Dr Astha carefully close the incisions with stitches or other closure methods.

What are the Recovery time after Laparoscopic fibroid removal surgery?

Recovery from laparoscopic fibroid removal is typically faster than traditional open surgery. Most patients can go home the same day or the day after the procedure.

The day following a laparoscopic myomectomy, you might return home. At home, recovery takes two to four weeks. A complete recovery may occur in a few days if the surgery is performed hysteroscopically, or through your vagina without the need for incisions.

Remember always follow your surgeon post surgery guidelines and instructions.

Benefits of Laparoscopic Myomectomy:

  • Minimally invasive with smaller incisions
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Quicker recovery and shorter hospital stay
  • Potentially less postoperative pain compared to open surgery

Can Laparoscopic Myomectomy suitable for everyone?

Laparoscopic myomectomy may not be suitable for all cases and patients, depending on factors such as the size, number, and location of fibroids.

It's essential to discuss the risks, benefits, and alternatives of the procedure with your OBGYN & Laparoscopic surgeon to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your specific situation.

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