Dr. Sankar Dasmahapatra

Laparoscopic Surgery Specialist in Kolkata, India

DGO, MS, Fellowship in Gynaecological Lap Surgery (Sydney -Australia)
Consultant Gynaecologist & Obstetrician
Infertility Specialist & Lapaoscopic Surgeon

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in Big Size Fibroids

by Dr. Sankar Dasmahapatra

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in Big Size Fibroids

Can you do a laparoscopic hysterectomy with a large fibroid?

The definitive treatment for fibroids of any size is a hysterectomy. Removing the uterus prevents any fibroids present in the uterine muscle from growing back. Fibroids can add weight and size to the uterus, making it more difficult for surgeons to remove in a conventional laparoscopic hysterectomy.

What type of hysterectomy is best for large fibroids?

Abdominal hysterectomy allows the surgeon to easily see pelvic organs, which is especially useful for extremely large fibroids or other complications. The hospital stay after abdominal hysterectomy can last from one to three days and recovery is generally four to eight weeks.

Uterine Fibroids Treatment | Is a Hysterectomy the Only Option?

In the past, many doctors recommended a hysterectomy for fibroids, but a hysterectomy is no longer the only available treatment. Although a hysterectomy may be necessary for some patients, others can treat their fibroids using less invasive methods.

What size fibroid is too big for laparoscopic surgery?

This procedure is called a myomectomy. A myomectomy can be performed through an open incision, or in some cases, laparoscopically. Most experts believe that about 9-10 centimeters (about 4 inches) diameter is the largest size fibroid that should be removed laparoscopically.