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Surgery options for FibroidsMy doctor has suggested a total abdominal hysterectomy because I have large fibroids. Is that really the only option for me?


Though there are several different hysterectomy types, not all choices are appropriate for all women. However, many surgeons are not able to perform every hysterectomy type so they can only offer a choice for which they have training and skill. Additionally, not all medical facilities have the equipment necessary for all hysterectomy types.

There are some other reasons a surgeon may recommend an abdominal hysterectomy, including a large fibroid, an enlarged uterus, cancer concerns, endometriosis, and/or adhesions. However, a surgeon who is skilled with laparoscopic and/or daVinci methods may be able to perform the hysterectomy using one of those two methods and avoid an abdominal hysterectomy.

If for some reason the fibroid cannot be delivered vaginally or it cannot be cut into smaller pieces to be removed through a small incision in the abdomen, then an abdominal incision may be necessary. But before consenting to that hysterectomy type, seek a second opinion from someone who specializes in treating complex cases. A gynecological surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive surgeries may have the skills necessary to offer you a less invasive hysterectomy option.

Not only does each woman need to work with her own medical team to find what is best for her, but she also needs to be comfortable with the choices offered her. Seeking a second opinion can insure that not only is a hysterectomy the right treatment option, but the suggested type is the best one for her, too.


This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

03-14-2012 - 07:54 PM


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