July 15, 2016 // Posted in: DualPortGYN, Featured, Medical Travel, Patient Spotlight
Regina R., Waited For A Decade To Treat Her Fibroid; As It Grew, It Filled Her Abdomen
“I had an ultrasound with [a doctor in LA], and he asked me if I was okay lying on my back. I said I was fine. All of a sudden he started changing his tune. He said ‘I can’t do the procedure on you, because there is literally no room in your abdomen to even put the tool in there. Your uterus is the size of 30 week pregnancy.’
“My gynecologist would only be able to perform an open surgery. Four to five days in the hospital, eight week recovery. Everyone was saying ‘You live in LA, you have Cedar Sinai, you have UCLA!’, but they all do daVinci with the power morcellator, and that wasn’t an option for me, because if I had any form of cancer, I didn’t want to take that risk.”
Regina found The Center for Innovative GYN Care through an internet search trying to find an alternative to open surgery.
“As the time got closer, it was a mental thing, I hadn’t met the doctor in person, I haven’t been to this hospital before, of course you get nervous. However, from the time that I called, to get information, to get my insurance approved, to speaking to the doctor, to having Emily call me and schedule the surgery, to the follow-ups for the lab work I needed, to the email communication, everything was so professional and so perfect. I didn’t have to worry about thinking about anything. The only thing I had to worry about was getting a flight and getting a hotel room.”Read More