Topics of Interest

Should I rush into surgery?

I was diagnosed with a 8-cm fibroid only today (13 Jan), after doing an ultrasound, and my gynecologist whom I was seeing for the first time, has scheduled my surgery to be done 13 days later without telling me much about the surgery.

Is this too rushed? Do I need to consult another Doctor before deciding on the surgery?  I found out from the staff of the hospital which my gynecologist is working at that she has 8 years of experience and has just been promoted to have her own clinic in the hospital. So, I feel a bit uneasy.

Please kindly advise.



Yes, you need more explanation from the doctor. First of all, the fibroid may not need to be removed at all unless you are having bothersome symptoms. Second, most of the time an 8 cm fibroid can be removed laparoscopically in the hands of an experienced surgeon. See this page:

Laparoscopic myomectomy has the advantage of outpatient surgery and a fast recovery. I always think a second opinion is a good idea if you are recommended to have surgery.

Bill Parker, MD


Disclaimer: The ideas, procedures and suggestions contained on this web site are not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician. All matters regarding your health require medical supervision.

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.

Free Email Updates

Powered by Google FeedBurner : Receive free updates right to your inbox every time new content is added to this website.

Schedule an Appointment Today!
Read Dr. Parker's Blog

Blog Categories