6 Considerations Before Undergoing a Procedure Involving a Power Morcellator
Despite the risk of developing a worsened form of cancer as a result of undergoing a procedure with a power morcellator, for some women, careful consideration should still be given as to whether to proceed. Uterine sarcoma is a rare cancer, but it is aggressive. Women with uterine fibroids therefore need treatment in some form. Power morcellation is one option, though it has been shown to potentially spread the cancer if it is present. Women requiring treatment for uterine fibroids should consider the following:
- Ask your doctor about the potential complications, including how often they occur.
- Ask your doctor about the results of his previous surgeries.
- Ask who will be performing the procedure.
- Consider having a hysterectomy or myomectomy without laparoscopic power morcellation instead. This is a more traditional, open surgery.
- Consider whether you are a candidate for a more minimally invasive operation that does not involve the use of the power morcellator.
- Consider a hybrid laparoscopic operation where one of the laparoscopic incisions is widened or a small incision is made through which the uterus is removed.
Women who have already undergone a procedure with a power morcellator that are now facing harm as a result must take the proper steps to protect their legal rights. We are here to help. We encourage you to contact us today for a consultation at 888-526-7616.