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Disconnect Cervix and Uterus in surgery - Any surgery that can connect them back?

By August 19, 2010 - 11:58am
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Last year I had a myomectomy surgery to remove fibroid but the surgeon did a really bad job and caused my cervix and uterus to be disconnected. I found out this after several painful exams as well as a lap/hysteroscopy. The specialist was saying eventually I will have to go through a hysterectomy because the menstrual periods will be back-flowing and will fill up the whole uterus because of the broken canal. I am totally desperate and feel like I was 'killed' by the surgeon who did this. Other than the broken canal, my uterus and the cervix are very healthy. I learned from the internet that a procedure for cervix cancel, called radical trachelectomy can remove the cervix and connect the uterus to the vagina to maintain the normal fertility and menstrual flow. Does anybody has gone through this procedure not due to cancer? I am hopeless now and don't know where to go and what to do. If I have to give up one, I would rather keep my uterus....

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There are resources for you that I believe would help.

Procedures called "pelvic reconstruction surgery" (Urogynecology) for women with conditions not necessarily related to cancer. You can read more about this at: Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Magtibay at the Mayo Clinic specializes in gynecologic surgery, and wrote an article about EmpowHER Expert Dr. Magtibay: New Cervical Cancer Treatments. I know you were looking for information that did not pertain to cancer, but he (or his office) may be able to provide you with more resources about this type of surgery.
You can contact the Mayo Clinic for more information: 480-240-9920.

From the article: "...minimally invasive surgical procedures, such as the radical trachelectomy that can be performed using the robot or da Vinci® System where we remove the cervix and the lymph nodes, but yet allow the women to be able to carry a pregnancy. So that’s one major advancement."

I hope this provides a starting point. Please let us know what else we can do to help, while you wait for responses from other women who may have had this reconstructive surgery (if that is the appropriate term). I am so sorry this happened to you, but it's wonderful that you are looking forward to solutions. Feel free to provide your location (city, state only if in the U.S.), and we can try to find more specific resources for you.

August 19, 2010 - 1:38pm
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