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 ecstatic...it was a job well done.