A hysterectomy and a myomectomy are the most recommended open surgery procedures for removing uterine fibroids, which is an extremely common condition that affects many women on a daily basis.

What are uterine fibroids?

Uterine fibroids are benign growths that develop in and around the area of the uterus. There are various types of fibroids, although the most common form is intramural fibroids, which appear in the uterus’ muscle wall and can cause several painful and problematic symptoms, such as:

There are various other symptoms that women may experience, although these are the most common. In more serious cases there can be further complications caused by uterine fibroids, which may intervene with pregnancy or cause infertility, although these are rare.

Uterine fibroids can be detected via a pelvic examination by our expert gynaecologists, who may instruct an ultrasound, lab tests, or further imaging tests in order to make an official diagnosis.

Once a fibroids diagnosis is made, your private gynaecologist will then evaluate the best method for removing the unwanted growths from the uterus. As a specialist laparoscopic surgeon and head gynaecologist, Mr Mohammed Masood will usually perform less invasive treatments at MAS Gynaecology in the first instance. However, if these procedures fail to solve the issue, he will then recommend either a hysterectomy or a myomectomy to solve your fibroid issue.

What is a Myomectomy?

A myomectomy involves a surgical procedure in which only the uterine fibroids are removed in order to eliminate uncomfortable symptoms caused by the benign growths. This can also be conducted if the fibroids are suspected to be affecting your fertility and need to be removed as soon as possible.

Our knowledgeable gynaecologists would recommend this procedure if you still wish to have children, unlike a full hysterectomy which removes all chances of pregnancy.

A myomectomy has a very low-risk rate, although any surgical procedure has complications. For example, a myomectomy may cause excessive loss of blood and scar tissue. There is a slight chance of difficulties occurring if you are pregnant during the procedure. In rare instances, a hysterectomy may have to be performed if other abnormalities are found.

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Hysterectomy for Uterine Fibroids
Myomectomy for Uterine Fibroids

What is a Hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is usually the last resort for treating uterine fibroids or any other non-cancerous gynaecological issues, as once the uterus and cervix are completely removed, the chances of conception are non-existent.

Essentially, a hysterectomy involves removing the womb via invasive surgery. In some cases, a partial hysterectomy may be performed, where only part of the uterus is removed, rather than the entire uterus and cervix.

This procedure is usually recommended to women over the age of 35, as this is the average age of women who have had their children and wish to bear no more. Our gynaecologists do not advise a hysterectomy for younger women unless it is completely necessary. By having surgery early in life, women may face health issues such as heart problems or metabolic conditions.

If you have tried all other alternatives to remove your painful fibroids, then a hysterectomy is the perfect solution for you. It is currently the only permanent solution for removing uterine fibroids.

Contact MAS Gynaecology today!

If you are struggling with painful periods, abdominal issues or any other symptoms associated with uterine fibroids you should consult with one of our professional gynaecologists to discuss your options.

Mr Mohammed Masood offers a private and professional service for all clients who are looking to remove their uterine fibroids or any other issues. They provide advice on smaller procedures and will evaluate whether a hysterectomy or myomectomy is the right step to take.

Here at MAS Gynaecology, we currently have a multitude of locations where you can receive treatment, such as London, Redbridge, Brentwood, Romford, and Ilford. Our professional team will ensure that all your needs are met from the consultation up until recovery.

For further information on our gynaecological services, please contact us on 0782 597 0530 and discuss your medical options with one of our expert team members. You can also get in touch via email at fscott@masgynaecology.com.