• Fibroid Removal Surgery

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    Fibroids are abnormal growths that are typically benign (noncancerous) and develop in or on a womans uterus. These can be small or large and single or multiple.

    Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids

    Depending upon the location and size of the fibroid, it may be asymptomatic or symptomatic with following symptoms:

    • Heavy bleeding between or during periods

    • Pelvic pain

    • Pain during sex

    • Excessive menstrual cramping

    • Frequent urination

    • Longer menstruation

    • Pain during sex

    • Pressure or fullness or swelling in the lower abdomen

    Diagnosis of Fibroid

    A pelvic examination along with ultrasound and pelvic MRI will check the condition, size, and shape of the uterus and fibroids in it

    Laparoscopic surgery for Fibroid

    Laparoscopy is performed to remove fibroids by myomectomy. It is done through one or more small incisions using laparoscopy or through the vagina (hysteroscopy). It can also be done using robotic tools. The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia through small incisions in the abdomen. One of the incisions is used to insert a port (nozzle) that fills the carbon dioxide gas into the abdomen to inflate it. Now laparoscope is inserted through another incision. A laparoscope is a telescope lookalike with a light and camera on the end. It allows the surgeon to clearly view inside of the abdomen on the monitor outside. Now using other surgical instruments, fibroid is removed and kept intact for histopathological evaluation. On completion of the procedure, carbon dioxide is released and incisions are closed with sutures or staples, or covered with glue-like bandage.

    Advantages of Laparoscopy for Fibroid

    • Makes pregnancy possible for some women

    • Preserves the uterus

    • Less damage to the surrounding tissues

    • Faster recovery

    • Very less pain during and after the procedure

    • Smaller incisions

    • Negligible risks and complications

    • Less chances of wound infection

    • High success rate

    • Authored By DR.R.K.Sinha