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Laparoscopic Surgery

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At 30 years old, Tara had large uterine fibroids. Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors of the uterus that can range from the size of a pin head to larger than a watermelon. Tara’s fibroids grew to the point that she was uncomfortable. She started to have heavy periods which led to anemia.

Tara saw a doctor who told her she must have a hysterectomy to treat the fibroids. She wanted to keep her option of having children in the future, so Tara sought a second opinion from a Loch Haven physician. The physician reviewed her history and records, performed an exam, and discussed other treatment options. They decided together to schedule a laparoscopic myomectomy to remove the fibroids through her belly button. After a successful surgery, she went home the same evening.

While hysterectomy is one of the most common treatments for fibroids, there are several other less invasive options available. Schedule an appointment with a Loch Haven physician to discuss your options.