Understanding Fibroid Tumor Surgery
Fibroid tumor surgery is one of the main solutions women who are living with a tumor inside their uterus are seriously considering as a viable option. While the thought of having to go through general anesthesia might not exactly encourage a lot of ladies to make this huge step, most of them do. Or, at least, the ones who are already experiencing the entire range of disturbing symptoms that are directly related to the matter of fibroids.
What does hysterectomy – the surgery that completely removes a woman’s uterus, and, thus, the tumors on it – consist of? Like stated before, general anesthesia, for starters. Secondly, long recovery periods and potential internal damage, due to the general risks any surgery implies. Thirdly, the inability to ever carry another pregnancy, which is a really huge argument that lobbies against having the surgery in the first place, for many ladies. This is why this type of surgery is mostly recommended for women who are already mothers of born children and who have no intention of giving birth to another child.
Also, this intervention, just like the one that involves X-Rays which are said to shrink the tumor (uterine artery embolization) without any majorly invasive procedures along the way, is mainly recommended for those ladies who are being constantly “disturbed” by the presence of the symptoms that are characterizing these tumors.
The classical hysterectomy might or might not involve the removal of the Fallopian tubes and of one or both of the ovaries; therefore, there are total hysterectomies, which also include the complete removal of the uterus and of the neck of the womb (cervix), sub-total hysterectomies, which only involve the removal of the uterus or radical hysterectomies, which also involve the removal of the cervix, upper vagina part and pelvis tissue.
There will be a pre-op stage of the surgery, and also a post-op stage of it. Abdominal hysterectomy involves a six-inch scar across your lower abdomen being done, from where your uterus will be removed. Vaginal hysterectomy is also possible, and it involves the operation being performed through the vagina, without actually having to leave any visible marks of the procedure.
The third option when it comes to removing fibroid tumors refers to laparoscopies, which is an assisted vaginal hysterectomy, in combination with keyhole surgery, which is a type of surgery that uses images which are being displayed on a TV monitor in order to magnify the operated area.