Globally more than 80% of women between the age of 30 and 50 years are suffering from uterine fibroids. Symptoms of fibroids usually depend upon their location and size that can be completely asymptomatic or cause pelvic pain, pressure, painful intercourse, recurrent menorrhagia, and urinary problems. Only 1% of fibroids are found malignant and there’s no need to go for treatment unless they affect your quality of life.
Uterine fibroids surgery usually involves two procedures, namely, vaginal hysterectomy or myomectomy. But it is a bit controversial to decide the suitable surgical treatment. In women, less than 40 years of age, who are looking to have children, vaginal or abdominal myomectomy is recommended. While in women, who have completed their families, vaginal or abdominal hysterectomy is suggested.
In this write-up, we are discussing about conventional and advanced surgical procedures performed to remove uterine fibroids including their limitations and risks involved.
This major surgical procedure is performed for the complete removal of the whole uterus to get rid of fibroids. Even after a successful operation, it may cause some severe side effects and takes several weeks or months for complete recovery of the patient. Moreover, it ends the possibility of a woman getting pregnant again and therefore this procedure is especially performed in women who have completed their family. In young females suffering from fibroids, myomectomy is preferred.
Myomectomy is entirely different surgical procedure than the hysterectomy. Here, just the affected area of fibroids is removed instead of the whole uterus. So, it is possible for the most women to bear children again even after this surgery. But it may raise the risks during pregnancy and delivery. Moreover, myomectomy may frustrate many women as it doesn’t promise permanent treatment of fibroids and often times it may grow back sooner or later.
Both above surgical procedures also causes major complications including postoperative bleeding, wound infections, transfusion, bladder, ureteral, and bowel injuries.
Therefore, all obvious flaws with surgeries have lead to the development of more advanced and reliable minimal or non-invasive techniques such as Laparoscopic Myomectomy that offer permanent relief to women suffering from uterine fibroids without any serious risks.
Benefits of Laparoscopic Myomectomy
- Small incision is needed that leads to less scarring
- More gentle handling of the body organs and tissues
- Minimum post-operative pain and no need for narcotic medication
- Short hospital stay and faster overall recovery
- Ensures faster return to routine activities
Procedure for laparoscopic myomectomy
- Pre-operative setting of laparoscopic myomectomy involves small enema, shave, and fasting of patient before six hours from starting an operation.
- First, a general anesthesia is given to patient.
- A laparoscope and other instruments are used to visualize the fibroid.
- A small cut or incision is made in the uterus and the fibroid is removed by cutting it into small pieces.
- Finally incision is closed and repaired with sutures.
Period of Recovery
- Post-operative recovery takes an average of two days hospital stay.
- One out of five patients can go home the next day after surgery and only need oral medications for postoperative pain relief.
- Many patients can resume their normal activities within 2-3 weeks.
If you are also suffering from the complications of uterine fibroid and do not want to go through uterine fibroid surgery in Chandigarh, then laparoscopic myomectomy procedure can be the one for you.
At Global Health Clinic, our team of specialists has gained expertise to perform many laparoscopic myomectomy procedures successfully to treat uterine fibroids in many women. So, Always be positive! You can also achieve the same results with us!
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