Save Your Uterus

Read about single incision laparoscopic surgery treatment and Single-incision laparoscopic surgery is a very exciting new modality in the field of minimal access surgery
1277 Renaissance, 1st Floor (formerly Indira Maternity Home), Jangali Maharaj Road, Next to McDonalds, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune – 411004
P.O. Box: 411004
Pune
Maharashtra
411004
India
Uterine Balloon Therapy and single incision laparoscopic surgery treatment in Pune
Read about single incision laparoscopic surgery treatment and Single-incision laparoscopic surgery is a very exciting new modality in the field of minimal access surgery
1277 Renaissance, 1st Floor (formerly Indira Maternity Home), Jangali Maharaj Road, Next to McDonalds, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune – 411004
P.O. Box: 411004
Pune
Maharashtra
411004
India

The uterus has many roles to play and is not just an incubator for the baby. 

Removal of the uterus or hysterectomy should be the last option as it may be followed by negative consequences which may significantly impact the quality of a woman’s life. Loss of the uterus could lead to a woman feeling incomplete or inadequate, thus affecting her self esteem.

The loss of hormonal balance can create myriad symptoms, including premature ageing, weight gain, vaginal dryness, and so on.

There are also other complications, including heightened incidence of urinary incontinence. It has been shown that hysterectomy (even without removal of the ovaries) during a woman’s reproductive years, increases the risk (triples the risk according to some studies) of heart attack during the remaining reproductive years. If the ovaries are removed as well, the risk of developing heart disease and osteoporosis is further increased.

Yet, world over, it is the second most common surgery in women, only next to caesarian section delivery.

However, with the advances in diagnosis and management of various gynaecological disorders, many options have been unlocked for women which can “save their uterus”.

Any surgical procedure should be performed only if there is a valid reason to it. In conditions like malignancies, hysterectomy is definitely recommended. But in benign conditions, it may be avoidable.

The most common reasons for doing hysterectomy in a woman are fibroids of uterus, heavy periods, prolapse of uterus, ovarian tumors and cancers of genital organs. In the US more than half million women undergo hysterectomy each year and it is estimated that by the age of 65 one third of women will have had their uterus surgically removed. However, with the availability of alternative treatments, the rate of hysterectomy is decreasing. In India, by the age 60, at least 33 per cent of women have already undergone hysterectomy. The incidence seems to remain same or is increasing despite awareness and informed education.

Women are often unaware that there are alternatives. Many women in this second group find sufficient relief from their symptoms once their condition is restored through our ‘Save Your Uterus” approach and related treatment.

But sometimes, in spite of the alternative treatments, a woman may have to undergo hysterectomy. In such a case, it may be done by a laparoscopic or a minimally invasive surgery which ensures quick recovery as there is very less blood loss and pain.

Treatments

Uterine Balloon Therapy

Uterine Balloon Therapy In Pune

A new development and technique, called Uterine Balloon Therapy (UBT), is invented solely to prevent hysterectomies in women who suffer from unmanageable periods and who no longer desire fertility.

This is a simple procedure by which the inner lining of the uterus is compressed and thinned out with a special balloon inserted inside the uterus for a period of eight minutes. The balloon is connected to special equipment which helps to raise the pressure and temperature of the water in the balloon. With this heat and pressure, the inner lining (endometrium) is partially destroyed which leads to reduced bleeding later. The advantage of this procedure is that there is no blood loss, no pain, it is over in 10-15 minutes, does not involve hospital stay, and helps to save the uterus of about 95 per cent women in whom the uterus is otherwise normal.

Myomectomy

Hysteroscopic Polypectomy

Mirena (Hormone loaded Intrauterine device)

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRH agonist)

Uterine Artery Embolisation(UAE)

MRI Guided Focused Ultrasound