Surgery for fibroids is undertaken to resolve symptoms such as continuous or irregular bleeding, pelvic pain, or fibroids that are submucosal can and lead to infertility or recurrent miscarriages. Surgery is typically performed with a laparotomy in which a small incision is made around the bikini line and individual fibroids are excised. Every effort is made to remove all the palpable fibroids, but we may not detect small fibroids that are deep in the muscle of the uterus. Laparotomy will require 1-2 days of hospital stay, and most patients can return to work after 1-2 weeks.
Minimally invasive laparoscopy can be utilized to remove fibroids that are easy accessed and do not require extensive repair of the endometrial cavity.
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