If you’re experiencing complications arising from fibroids, it’s a good idea to see a doctor who can inform you of all your treatment options. Dr. Douglas L. Gotlin has 20 years of experience helping women find relief in at his Miami Beach, Florida practice: Gotlin OBGYN & Wellness. He’ll partner with you to find the right path forward, so book an appointment with him online or by phone today.
No one knows why fibroids occur. You can also have them for years without any problems. But sometimes they grow and cause complications like excessive bleeding during your period or intense abdominal pain.
There isn’t just one type of fibroid, however. The various kinds include:
Certain factors can encourage the growth of fibroids, including:
Dr. Gotlin will examine you to determine the severity of your condition. He might also wish to perform one of the following tests:
High-frequency sound waves create images of your uterus that get projected to a screen for viewing. That gives Dr. Gotlin a clearer view of what’s going on inside of you.
This scan uses magnets and radio waves create high-definition images of your uterus tissues without any obstructions.
Dr. Gotlin might recommend managing your condition with medication or other alternative treatments. If he feels the growths are large enough to be a concern, he may present surgical intervention as your best chance for relief.
Dr. Gotlin only recommends surgery if it's necessary, and he takes your wishes and the severity of your condition into account in such cases. The surgical possibilities include:
Dr. Gotlin accesses the uterus through a large cut in the abdomen and removes the growths. That leaves the uterus and surrounding organs intact.
Several small cuts are made to access the uterus to remove the fibroids.
3-D imaging and controlled robotic arms help Dr. Gotlin remove your fibroids even more precisely than with standard laparoscopic surgery. He’s one of only two surgeons certified to perform this technique in the Miami Beach area.
If you have fibroids or suspect they're the cause of issues you’re having, it pays to see a doctor like Dr. Gotlin who’s helped many patients deal with these situations.