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Uterine Fibroids

Surgical Treatment Option

Uterine are common non-cancerous tumors that can grow inside and outside the uterus.

Uterine fibroids are very common in women. Uterine fibroids may grow as a single tumor or in clusters. They often increase in size and frequency with age but may shrink after menopause. No all women experience symptoms but those who due usually report excessive menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, frequent urination and difficulty getting pregnant. Uterine fibroids are the most common reason for hysterectomy.

Myomectomy is an alternative to hysterectomy. It surgically removes the fibroid tumors and leaves the uterus in place. It is the standard of care for women who want to become present or keep their uterus for other reasons.

Benefits over traditional surgery include:
  • Less blood loss
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less narcotic pain medication required
  • Small incisions for minimal scarring
Benefits over traditional laparoscopic surgery
  • Greater likelihood your surgeon can remove heavier fibroids
  • Fewer complications during surgery
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