Laser – Fibroids

What Are Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are benign ( non cancerous ) growths that develop from the muscle tissue of the uterus. They are also called leiomyomas or myomas. Fibroids are most frequently seen in women aged between 30 – 40 years but they can also occur at any age.


Women with fibroids may have longer, more frequent or heavy menstruation associated with pain in the abdomen/ lower back / during sex. Some women may have difficulty in conceiving or have miscarriages.

When is Treatment not necessary for Fibroids

Fibroid that are small, do not cause symptoms or those which occur in women approaching menopause.

when is treatment necessary for Fibroids

When fibroids cause disruption in menstrual pattern , pain or have difficulty in conceiving.

Can medication be used to treat fibroids

Common medications like birth control pills or certain injections (GnRH, DMPA) are used for treating fibroids. Newer medicines like Ullipristal reduce heavy bleeding and pain and helps in shrinking the size significantly.

What kind of surgery can be done

  • Lap Myomectomy is the surgical removal of fibroid/s using 3D laparoscopy for minimal blood loss and precision. However if there are too many fibroids or very large ones, open surgery may be opted for.
  • Removal of the uterus is done as a last resort when medical management has failed, in cases of large multiple fibroids and when child bearing is over.

Lasering the fibroids

innovations in medical technology have enabled women to avail less invasive treatment alternatives like LASER.

An electrical tool equipped with a laser, is placed into the fibroid through the laparoscope or hysteroscope. This allows the fibroid to gradually shrink in size with minimum blood loss.

Combination of LASER and 3D laparoscopy is a unique process which gives excellent results with an improved quality of life , preserving a good uterus and good results in terms of outcome of pregnancy.