Fibroid symptoms commonly present as severe pain, heavy bleeding, or even anemia. Some women, like Raynelle, don’t experience any of these obvious signs, but fibroids can be silently keeping them from conceiving. Raynelle wasn’t aware of her fibroids until she had issues getting pregnant, but with minimally invasive surgery at CIGC she was able to have a child.
“I realized that I needed to get checked out. My OBGYN said that the fibroids were now the size of a small grapefruit…and there would be no room in my torso for them and a baby. She recommended an open myomectomy. I went for a second opinion and that doctor said the same, open myomectomy, 4-6 week recovery.”
Raynelle wanted better options than a 4-6 week recovery from open surgery: “My mother, my husband, my sister, my mother-in-law – anyone who had a stake in me getting pregnant – all started doing research and talking to friends. Two separate sources recommended CIGC. Finding a more convenient, less invasive approach was the perfect solution at the right time.”
Laparoscopic Assisted Abdominal Myomectomy (LAAM) myomectomy is a uterus sparing procedure, performed on patients who are able to retain fertility, that can be performed in outpatient settings. CIGC surgeons use 2 small incisions to remove fibroids of any number and size. The uterus is repaired by hand in layers so that, as it heals, it is strong enough to carry a baby to term. Women recover faster, with less pain, and are usually back to work in less than 2 weeks.
Women with fibroids trying to get pregnant can find experienced, state-of-the-art options at CIGC. CIGC advanced laparoscopic specialists Dr. Paul MacKoul and Dr. Natalya Danilyants have provided minimally invasive surgical treatment for thousands of fibroid patients. To schedule an evaluation, give us a call at 888-SURGERY or reach out online. Patient testimonials are available on the CIGC website, and on doctor review sites: Natalya Danilyants, MD Reviews | Paul MacKoul, MD Reviews.