Medicine advances over time, often challenging long-held beliefs about what it means to have surgery. When it comes to gynecological conditions, it is important to have the facts based on the most up-to-date research when seeking the best possible treatments.
Women who have fibroids often have difficulty with heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, difficulty going to the bathroom and depending on their location, many experience infertility or miscarriages. When a large number of people have a complex medical condition, it is common that there will be misconceptions about what treatments are most effective. Cost, effectiveness, and risks to fertility are all important elements to understand before choosing a treatment from the array of options.
Discover the top five myths about fibroid removal, including watching and waiting, alternative treatments, leaving small fibroids behind and more.
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ADVANCED FIBROID REMOVAL OPTIONS AT CIGC
The DualPortGYN technique for hysterectomy and LAAM minimally invasive fibroid removal technique for fertility were developed by the minimally invasive GYN surgeons at The Center for Innovative GYN Care.
DualPortGYN uses two 5mm incisions, one at the bikini line and one at the belly button. Most hysterectomy procedures are completed in under an hour, and patient recovery is about a week. LAAM for fertility uses 2 small incisions, one 5mm incision at the belly button, and another 1.5 inch incision at the bikini line. Recovery is 10 days to 2 weeks for a return to a normal routine, and 3 months to begin trying to conceive. Myomectomy is not recommended for women who are past childbearing.
CIGC is dedicated to providing information and materials for women to help navigate the complicated healthcare system. CIGC minimally invasive GYN surgical specialists Dr. Paul MacKoul, MD and Dr. Natalya Danilyants, MD developed their advanced GYN surgical techniques using only two small incisions with patients’ well-being in mind. Dr. Rupen Baxi, MD is a CIGC-trained minimally invasive GYN specialist with extensive fellowship training and a respected speaker and researcher. Book a consultation at The Center for Innovative GYN Care or call 888-787-4379.