About the Hysteroscopic Resection of Uterine Fibroids

 

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Uterine Fibroids
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Based in Plano, TX, Keith Reisler, MD, has almost 30 years of experience as an ob-gyn and is regularly recognized as one of the best doctors in America. In addition to offering comprehensive ob-gyn services, Dr. Keith Reisler has specialized training in minimally invasive procedures, such as the hysteroscopic resection of uterine fibroids.

Hysteroscopic resection is most often used for fibroids located under the inner wall of the uterus that have grown into its inner cavity. The procedure is performed via the patient’s birth canal and involves no external cuts. Many patients are able to go home the same day, with little to no pain from the procedure.

Unlike laparoscopic procedures, which often require several incisions and may keep patients in the hospital overnight or longer, hysteroscopic procedures are performed with a small camera that has a surgical loop attached to its end. In addition to a quick recovery time, hysteroscopic resection maintains the integrity and function of the patient’s uterus so she can still become pregnant and have a normal pregnancy. However, the procedure is not without side effects, and light bleeding for up to four to six weeks is normal.

Treatments of Uterine Fibroids

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Dr Keith Reisler
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Keith Reisler, MD, offers comprehensive OBGYN services at his Plano, Texas, practice. Among Dr. Keith Reisler’s many areas of expertise is the treatment of uterine fibroids, growths in the uterus that can cause pelvic pain and heavy periods, among other symptoms.

The type of treatment a doctor might prescribe for uterine fibroids depends on a number of factors, including the severity of the symptoms associated with them and whether or not the woman wants to have children in the future. In some cases where the fibroids aren’t causing symptoms, the initial approach might be to wait and monitor the issue.

Other times, the doctor might suggest medication, such as birth control, which can provide relief from discomfort and bleeding. Medications to control bleeding can also help when used immediately before or right at the start of the woman’s menstrual period.

Finally, different form of medication, called gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists, can lessen the size of fibroids. It works by causing a temporary menopause, and the treatment period might last for up to six months. Since the effect doesn’t last once the doctor discontinues treatment, he or she might perform surgery afterwards. For more information on fibroids and their treatment options, a woman should speak with her doctor.