TREATMENT OF FIBROIDSSmall, asymptomatic Fibroids do not need treatment, a regular follow up with ultrasound is all that is needed in these patients.Treatments like Laparoscopy Myomectomy/hysteroscopy, Myomectomy, Gross wedgings of the uterus or laparoscopic Hysterectomy can all be offered to the patients and the correct treatment chosen according the reproductive needs of the patients. All the treatment “individually” or tailor made as each patient has her own individual needs.SYMPTOMATIC FIBROIDSIn women where fibroids lead to any of the above mentioned symptoms in the patient the fibroids must be removed. This is best done by the “LAPAROSCOPIC METHOD”.If the women is above 40 Years of age and her family is complete, She can opt for removing the whole uterus and not just the fibroid by a “LAPAROSCOPIC HYSTERECTOMY”If the patient is under 40 Years of age or is desirous of having a baby then a “LAPAROSCOPIC HYSTEROSCOPIC / MYOMECTOMY” would be performed for her.Both Laparoscopic Hysterectomy/Laparoscopic Myomectomy are performed at Sunrise Hospital as “SHORT STAY” procedures. Also at SUNRISE the patient is offered LUAL (Laparoscopic uterine artery ligation) along with her Laparoscopic Myomectomy to decrease the recurrence of Fibroids.
Comparison of Laparoscopic Surgery with Open Surgery:
|S. NUM||LAP SURGERY||OPEN SURGERY|
|1||Only 1 Day Hospital Stay||Hospital Stay for 5-6 Days|
|2||Minimal blood loss (less than 100ml)||Patient loses at least 500ml of blood|
|3||No need for Blood Transfusion||Blood Transfusion often needed|
|4||No need for I.V Drip||I.V Drip needed for 24 Hours|
|5||Minimal pain (Most patients do not
need even oral pain killers)
|More Painful (Pain Score charts higher)|
|6||Early return to work (2-3 Days)||Usually return to work only after 1 month|
|7||Less Costly||More Expensive|
At Sunrise with our expert teams, women with any size of the uterus (Even very large upto 36 weeks size) and women with any number of previous surgeries (Like even previous 5 caesarean sections) are easily operated upon only by the Laparoscopic route.
|Patient before Lap Myomectomy||Patient 1.5 year after fibroid surgery blessed with a healthy baby|