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Hysterectomy Consent for Fibroid Surgery

Hi Dr. Parker

Im about to have surgery to remove 3 fibroids , the biggest one being 9cm and 2 small ones.

the large one is on the anterior wall and the other two are on the posterior wall. My question is should I have them removed if I plan on getting pregnant or leave well enough alone. You see Im scared to death of the myomectomy turning into a full hysterectomy and my sister said its a paper I can sign so that they can not do a hysterectomy if i have a problem during surgery.

Please help

having surgery soon

want to have more kids

L,

The only fibroids that interfere with fertility are those that bulge into the uterine cavity (submucous).

See more about this here: http://www.fibroidsecondopinion.com/fibroids-and-pregnancy/

A hysterectomy should not be necessary and you should consider a second opinion with a doctor who does myomectomies on a regular basis and who will not ask you to sign a consent for hysterectomy.

Bill Parker, MD

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One Comment

  1. Nora W. Coffey
    Posted July 6, 2011 at 5:55 am | Permalink

    Surgical consent forms are usually given to women at the hospital on the day of surgery. You can ask the doctor to fill out the consent form that specifies the surgery she/he is planning to perform and to give it to you to take home at least two weeks prior to the scheduled surgery.

    In addition to finding a doctor who will not have in the consent form “possible hysterectomy”, you can modify the consent form. The form will most likely say “I consent to myomectomy”, you can add “I do not consent to removal of any tissue except fibroids.” You should initial the change, and ask the doctor to do the same. Make a copy of the consent form before giving it to the doctor.

Fibroid Doctor William H. Parker

Dr. William H. Parker is a board-certified Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Parker is an internationally recognized expert in fibroid surgery and research. Based in San Diego, California, he is considered one of the best fibroid surgeons for abdominal and laparoscopic myomectomy in the United States and abroad. He has been chosen for Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors every year beginning in the late 90's.

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