Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Laser for fibroid removal

LASER sound fascinating .A laser surgery sounds so exotic and as a MBBS students mention of LASER in the surgery mage it sound really impressive to my ears too.

Recently,my husband Dr Shalabh Mohan started LASER surgery for Piles and fissure and whole lot of general surgical conditions.And that made me curious as usual.Can I use it for my patients in any possible way to make the treatment better?I know vulval warts and skin tags can be removed -but I can it be for something more?

And then came A lady from Punjab.Rather her son got her to me.She had visited PGI Chandigarh and was advised removal of uterus.On examination I found a big cervical fibroid.Question was - Doctor can I avoid Hysterectomy?

I said probably yes with a cervical Myomectomy but with this big Fibroid the bleeding can be quite heavy and suddenly I remembered the friendly Diode Laser sitting next to the study table at home.Oh yes - we can.We surely can.Laser minimises the bleeding and the fibres can reach those nooks and crannies which isn't possible otherwise.So that what she wanted - a laser surgery.Getting an approval from her insurance company was a hassle.Insurance company wasn't willing to pay extra even if it meant less blood loss and early recovery.But still she wished to get the surgery done and I did perform.

With the ease of the LASER the 6cms fibroid was out and away in 1
5 to 20 minutes.The blood loss wasn't even 50 mls and the Lady had left for her home in 4 days.
How did I feel - surely was a job well done.

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