Fibroid Removal in Egg Harbor Twp, NJ
In the medical field fibroids are called myomas, so the surgery to remove these from the uterus is termed a myomectomy. A myomectomy leave the uterus in place. A hysterectomy is the term for removing the uterus. Thus a hysterectomy can be a solution for fibroids for those women who no longer care to become pregnant. The doctors at South Jersey Fertility Center in Egg Harbor Township, NJ don’t typically perform hysterectomies because we concentrate on women hoping to maintain their fertility. The women suffering with fibroids who want to maintain their ability to bare children can choose a myomectomy after they have had a consultation where a myomectomy has been recommended by a physician. There are at least 3 different surgical approaches by which a myomectomy can be performed. The type of surgical approach depends on the location, size and number of fibroids present. There are also a couple of non-surgical measures to try to alleviate the suffering from fibroids, though pregnancy is not recommended with the non-surgical methods.
Non-Surgical Options for Treatment of Fibroids in New Jersey
Medical therapy (monthly injections for 6 months or so) can induce a temporary menopause to shrink them. The benefit is only transient unless the woman is going to be going through natural menopause soon. This medical therapy is useful to bridge the gap to menopause when the time window is sufficiently narrow. It is also used when the woman’s hemoglobin is so low due to the heavy periods that she is too anemic to be accepted for surgery.
The chance for more fibroids to form following removal or ablation of fibroids is approximately 30%, but only about 10% of patients will require another procedure for their recurrent fibroids because of symptoms. The doctors and specialists at South Jersey Fertility Center are highly experienced in fibroid removal. We service patients in New Jersey through our offices in Marlton, Burlington, Sewell, and Egg Harbor.