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[MUSIC PLAYING] I was diagnosed with fibroids, and really had some aggressive fibroids. I found out that several of them were extremely large. I had quite a few of them that were in my uterus. So it was really a sad time for me. I was young. I wanted to have children in the future. I was nowhere near that point in my life, like in the relationship, or ready to have children. So it was just kind of disappointing to know that there would be something that might be a stumbling block for that dream to happen.
Neangela came to me thinking that she was going to have to have a hysterectomy. And she had never had children. I offered her opportunities to preserve her uterus by doing a robotic myomectomy in order to take out the large fibroids and still maintain her fertility.
I feel great. I feel like I have my miracle baby, you know? This was a baby that everybody else thought that I wanted to have. But I feel like I have a bond with Dr. Snow, because this is the baby that we hoped for, and that she had confidence that I would be able to have.
In minimally invasive surgery, I performed the procedure through tiny incisions. This allows a patient to get back to their normal activities much more quickly and with much less pain.
Coming to an appointment and feeling like, you know what? She's going to take care of me, and hope's still alive.
Each patient is an individual. I look at each situation and determine what medical treatment is going to be right for that patient. Sometimes, it's surgery. Sometimes, it's medication. I'm able to talk to that patient about exactly what's going to be right for them. Seeing Neangela fulfill her dreams reminds me of why I'm a doctor.
At the University of Chicago Medicine, we're recognized leaders in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Minimally invasive procedures use small incisions — or no incisions — to perform surgery for even the most complex cases of gynecologic conditions, including:
Our board-certified experts have decades of experience performing the latest minimally invasive approaches, including robotic, laparoscopic, hysteroscopic and ablation techniques. Our sophisticated imaging technology provides a magnified view, resulting in enhanced visualization and precision during minimally invasive procedures.
Compared to traditional open procedures performed through larger incisions, proven benefits of minimally invasive surgery typically include:
Our team is fully committed to providing individualized and personalized care, so each patient receives the best possible treatment and outcome. Our surgical concierge assists in scheduling procedures and provides detailed information on preoperative and postoperative care. Our billing specialist pre-certifies procedures to ensure insurance coverage.
From the first consultation to full recovery, we support patients on the journey to health.