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Abir, a 32-year-old woman from the Middle East, was experiencing abdominal pain that was determined to be uterine fibroids. At its most basic definition, a uterine fibroid also known as myoma is a benign tumor or growth in the uterine wall muscle. You can have one or more fibroids, which often range in size from very small to very large. Depending on size and location within the uterine wall, fibroids can cause abdominal pain, heavy painful menses, and /or abdominal swelling.
However, small fibroids are often asymptomatic, which means you don't even know you have them. Abir discovered this following an ultrasound examination. She had a number of small to moderate fibroids developing in her uterine wall which were responsible for her pelvic pain, and heavy menstrual flow. Left untreated, fibroids may enlarge in size leading to abdominal swelling, and gastrointestinal and urinary symptoms caused by pressure on the bladder, ureters, and the rectum.
Taking Care of Fibroids
Abir was diagnosed with a number of fibroids causing symptoms. She wasn't happy with the treatment approach suggested by her local doctor. Her doctor wanted to put her on long term hormonal therapy to control the symptoms , however, after research, she discovered that doing so may be effective for some women, but can lead to additional fibroid growth in the future.
Abir decided that she wanted to have the fibroids removed and decided to explore the pros and cons of the various surgical options. Abir looked for options that she could afford. ( delet delete delete the next phrase ) She found PlacidWay, an international medical provider. She accessed information regarding laparoscopic surgical procedures, and was attracted to the experience, expertise and qualifications of Dr Osama Badran, a world-renowned laparoscopic surgeon specializing in women's gynecological surgeries in Jordan.
"The decision on how best to perform a myomectomy, or removal of uterine fibroids, depends on their size, number, and location," says Dr. Badran. "Laparoscopy is the preferred approach for removal of most of the fibroids situated within the uterine muscle, or in those that protrude to the outside." Such was the case with our patient.
"I found out that fibroid surgery can be accomplished through laparoscopic procedures, avoiding large incisions," relates Abir. "I was even more pleased to discover the laparoscopic surgery is often performed as an outpatient procedure, with discharge from a hospital within 24 hours."
Minimally invasive surgical procedures are preferred, as they reduce the risk of complications, bleeding , infection and adhesion formation. PlacidWay offers resources regarding the expertise and qualifications of Dr. Badran and other international medical providers. PlacidWay also offers transparent regarding treatments, surgeries, procedures, and the best in doctors, surgeons and hospital facilities and clinics around the world.
Dr. Badran's Qualifications
Abir felt even more confident after she researched Dr. Badran's qualifications through PlacidWay. Dr. Badran's surgical expertise and training enable him to perform surgical procedures such as total laparoscopic hysterectomy , laparoscopic resection of endometriosis , laparoscopic uterine prolapsed surgery and laparoscopic surgery for uterine cancer.
"In addition to his private practice , Dr. Badran, is a gynecological oncology consultant at the King Hussein Cancer Center in Amman, offers the latest and best technologies and cancer care.
Abir found that out, and is now enjoying her life pain-free.
For more information about PlacidWay or Dr. Osama Badran, M.D., FACOG, visit PlacidWay.com
2011-08-18 / Updated on: 2021-01-08