Uterine fibroid surgery may be the best option for moderate to severe symptoms
Uterine fibroids, also called myomas or leiomyomas, are non-cancerous muscular growths that grow in the uterine wall into the uterine cavity, within the uterine walls, or on the outer surfaces of the uterus. Uterine fibroid surgery may be the best treatment for women who experience moderate to severe symptoms caused by these growths.
Our Grapevine gynecologists are experienced surgeons with expertise in the different approaches to uterine fibroid surgery that offer patients long-term relief.
Uterine fibroid surgery involves a minimally invasive approach
After diagnosing uterine fibroids, our Grapevine gynecologists will discuss your surgical options. Your treatment choices will be determined by the location, size and number of fibroids, as well as your future plans for pregnancy. Your obgyn will talk with you about all of your uterine fibroid surgery options.
Patients who hope to get pregnant after their uterine fibroid surgery may opt for a myomectomy. During this procedure, the surgeon removes the fibroids but leaves healthy uterine tissue intact. Myomectomy is usually performed laparoscopically or with robotic assistance. These are minimally invasive surgeries that offer faster recovery times and fewer complications. Our Grapevine gynecologists can also perform this procedure with hysteroscopy, which is also minimally invasive.
Endometrial ablation is an in-office uterine fibroid surgery. During this procedure, our Grapevine gynecologists use special techniques to destroy or remove the uterine lining. This is not considered to be a good option for women who want to have children.
Uterine fibroid embolization or UAE
Uterine fibroid embolization, or UAE, is another uterine fibroid surgery that is not recommended for women who want to get pregnant in the future. During this surgical approach, your obgyn injects particles to block the blood flow from the blood vessels that supply fibroids, causing them to shrink.
Removing the uterus is the only permanent solution for uterine fibroids. This type of uterine fibroid surgery is effectively used when a patient does not want children in the future, is not close to menopause (when fibroids tend to resolve) or has severe symptoms which cannot be relieved with any other treatment.
Our Grapevine gynecologists are knowledgeable surgeons who offer cutting-edge skills and techniques for uterine fibroid surgery. If you are suffering from fibroid symptoms, contact us for an appointment.