Before You Get Fibroid Removal Surgery
9 Questions to Ask Your Doctor
Fibroid Surgery Alternative in Los Angeles
(1) How Will My Fibroid Surgery Be Done?
The exact technique that your surgeon is going to use is important because different techniques have different outcomes. How long your recovery will take, whether or not you’ll be able to get pregnant afterwards, and post-operative scarring are just a few of the outcomes that vary depending on the approach used by your surgeon.
Fibroid removal surgery could mean the complete removal of the uterus. This approach is called a hysterectomy. Fibroid removal surgery could also mean the targeted removal of the fibroids while leaving the uterus intact. This approach is called a myomectomy. Hysterectomies and myomectomies can be done through one large incision across the abdomen, through multiple small incisions laparoscopically, or entirely through the vagina. Even within these very different techniques, there’s a great deal of variation in how your surgery can go, so it’s critical to understand exactly what procedure you’re getting.
(2) Will I have Scars After My Fibroid Surgery?
(3) Will I Be Hospitalized After Fibroid Surgery?
(4) How Long Will My Recovery Take?
(5) Are There Any Side Effects of Fibroid Surgery?
(6) Will My Fibroids Come Back After Fibroid Surgery?
Some women are surprised to learn that fibroids can ‘come back’ after myomectomy. Fibroids that are incompletely excised can regrow, or brand new fibroids can develop into sizes that cause symptoms to return. In medicine, this phenomenon is often called ‘recurrence.’ With hysterectomy, however, recurrence is not possible because the entire uterus is removed, so you’ll be fibroid free for the rest of your life.
(7) Will I Need Another Fibroid Surgery Operation Later?
(8) Will I Be Able To Get Pregnant After Fibroid Surgery?
(9) What Other Fibroid Treatment Options Are There?
When it comes to fibroid treatment, we believe that less is more. A less invasive procedure means less trauma, less risk, and shorter recovery time. Learn more about why we opt for UFE, the least invasive treatment for uterine fibroids.