DMC Surgeon uses minimaly-invasive surgery to remove uterine fibroids to hasten recovery.
Uterine fibroid surgery: back to work in one day
Like many women, Wander Jackson has benign fibroid tumors in her uterus. She’s had them for years, but it was only recently that they began to cause trouble – pain and heavy bleeding.
“I’m a very active person,” says Jackson. “Now all I want to do is sit at home or lie in bed…my supervisor had to send me home from work because of the bleeding, and the pain was intense.”
Jackson sought help from Dr. Andrea Coleman, a surgeon in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Detroit Medical Center Sinai-Grace Hospital. Because the fibroids were in the lining of Jackson’s uterus, Dr. Coleman was able to offer a very minimally-invasive treatment, called hysteroscopic morselization.
“We place a small camera on the inside of the uterus to aid in fibroid removal,” explains dr. Coleman. “From that camera we’re able to see everything on the inside lining, which tells us exactly where and how many fibroids there are, their shape, size and even density. We know exactly what we are dealing with.”
Dr. Coleman uses the procedure because it is not as invasive as some traditional efforts. It is done on an outpatient basis, and with only local anesthesia. Jackson’s downtime and discomfort will be minimal.
Using the morselator, Dr. Coleman was able to quickly remove the fibroids. The removed tissue was automatically collected so it could be checked against the possibility of malignant cells, of which there were none in Jackson’s case.
Post-surgery, Jackson was elated. “I feel wonderful. After the surgery, I went back to work the very next day. I really recommend that procedure for anyone who needs it, because I feel like I have a whole new lease on life.
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