Recovery From Fibroid Treatment
In years past, women who decided to have fibroid treatment would require a large operation and a large incision for removal of the uterus and the ovaries. Women would be hospitalized for several days after surgery and it would take weeks or months to fully recover. Unfortunately many doctors still follow this old tradition. Of the 600,000 hysterectomies performed each year in the United States, most could have been avoided by utilizing newer, minimally invasive treatment options.
Today’s wide range of treatment options for women include embolization and robotic surgery. These procedures are often outpatient requiring no hospital stay at all! Because they are minimally invasive, recovery is within hours or days instead of weeks and months. Women can review the differences between fibroid treatments on our Compare Treatments page. Medical studies have shown a significant increase in patient satisfaction after a minimally invasive fibroid treatment compared with old fashioned hysterectomy.
Most patients treated at The Fibroid Treatment Center can return to normal function a week or less after their treatment. Although individual patients vary, our treatments are usually very well tolerated.