Surgery of Tomorrow
Gynecologic Surgery & OB/GYNs located in Midwood, Brooklyn, NY
Fibroid removal procedures can help ease symptoms like heavy periods, frequent urination, and pelvic pain. At Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, the gynecological surgery team can help you explore different options for fibroid removal and select one that fits with your preferences. To find out more about fibroids and fibroid removal procedures, call Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, or book an appointment online today.
Fibroid Removal Q & A
What are fibroids?
Fibroids are growths within your uterus that your physician might find during a routine gynecological exam. In most cases, they’re not cancerous, and removal isn’t necessary. However, your provider might recommend getting your fibroids removed if they cause bothersome symptoms.
While fibroids don’t always cause symptoms, they can cause:
- Heavy periods
- Bleeding or spotting between periods
- Pain or pressure in your pelvic region
- Frequent urination
- Increased risks during pregnancy
Your provider can discuss fibroid removal with you, including its risks and benefits, to help you decide if you should undergo the procedure.
What is fibroid removal?
Fibroid removal is a type of gynecologic surgery to remove fibroids from the inside of your uterus. There are several different types of fibroid removal, and your provider can help you decide which is best for your case, depending on the size of your fibroids and the number that you have. They also consider whether or not you plan on getting pregnant in the future.
Your options for fibroid removal include:
During myomectomy, your provider accesses your fibroids using a thin telescope either through your cervix with MyoSure®, a hysteroscopic approach or through an incision in your abdomen with laparoscopy. They cut your fibroids off or destroy them, leaving your uterus in place. Myomectomy removes current fibroids permanently, but others can grow in the future.
Hysterectomy is a procedure to remove your uterus entirely. You cannot get pregnant after a hysterectomy, but you won’t grow any uterine fibroids in the future.
Endometrial ablation is a procedure to destroy the inner lining of your uterus with an energy source or extremely cold temperatures. It can treat fibroids inside your uterus, but not fibroids on the outside.
How should I prepare for fibroid removal?
During a consultation, your provider makes recommendations for ways to prepare for a successful fibroid removal surgery or procedure. They may vary depending on the procedure you get, but your instructions might include:
- Adjusting certain medications
- Stopping smoking
- Getting additional tests
- Arranging a ride to and from the office for your procedure
In preparation for your consultation, you should prepare a list of your current medications and a list of questions to ask about your specific fibroid removal procedure. You should also let your provider know if there’s a chance you’re pregnant at the time of your procedure.
For more information about the various methods of fibroid removal, call Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, or book your consultation online today.
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