Treating Uterine Fibroids through Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
The uterus is an important female reproductive organ that is responsible for growing the fetus. It also has many layers of blood vessels, termed as the endometrial lining to give protection and nourishment for the fetus. When the woman is not pregnant, these endometrial lining sheds off as menstrual periods every month. In some women, abnormal growths can develop along the walls of the uterus resulting in heavy periods and severe pain. These non-cancerous growths are termed the fibroids. There are many different types of fibroids, depending on the site of origin. The exact cause of these fibroids is not known and it is proposed to be owing to hormonal changes, multiple pregnancies, and family history of fibroids.
Treating uterine fibroids:
Fibroids can vary in size and origin and sometimes, the woman can have multiple fibroids as well. When the fibroids grow in size and cause pain and excessive bleeding, then the doctor will decide on removing either the fibroid or the uterus as a whole. There are three approaches for uterus removal, namely open hysterectomy, vaginal hysterectomy, and laparoscopic hysterectomy. Some of the best gynecologists in Gurgaon are experts in performing laparoscopic hysterectomy for fibroids, as a minimally invasive procedure to achieve complete cure.
What is a laparoscopic hysterectomy procedure?
Laparoscopic hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the uterus through a minimally invasive approach and with the help of a surgical tool termed the laparoscope. Two to three small incisions will be made in the abdomen to insert a tiny camera, carbon dioxide gas, and other surgical tools to perform a video-assisted surgery. Laparoscopic hysterectomy is far better than traditional hysterectomy as the incisions are very small, there is also less blood loss and minimal hospital stay. The recovery period after laparoscopic hysterectomy is only one to two weeks. Also, the risk of blood loss and infection are lower with laparoscopic hysterectomy.
Many best women doctors in Gurgaon have years of experience in performing laparoscopic hysterectomy for uterine fibroids. The patients will be put under general anesthesia for the surgery and most of the patients can go home on the same day of their surgery. The general recovery time is only 1-2 weeks and they can resume working after a week of surgery. Women are encouraged to move around the house after surgery and resume normal activities when they feel they are ready for it. Patients generally suffer less post-operative pain than an open hysterectomy or cesarean section surgeries.
Apart from uterine fibroids, laparoscopic hysterectomy can also be performed for abnormal uterine bleeding, cancers of the uterus, genital prolapse, chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis, etc.
Where to get a laparoscopic hysterectomy done?
Dr. Amita Shah is an eminent gynecologist who has years of experience in performing laparoscopic hysterectomy procedures. She has achieved high success rates in these surgeries and help women resort to their normal life at the earliest through her minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures. Her surgical skills are well appreciated by her colleagues and patients. She operates in live workshops to share her surgical experience with her peers.
The procedure is also affordable, accessible, and efficient than traditional hysterectomy and helps women in Gurgaon and India resume their daily life at the earliest even after a uterine abnormality is diagnosed.