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March 09, 2010 was the first time I met Dr. Paul Indman for a second opinion on fibroid treatment. I’d been searching for the specialist in this field in Bay Area since September 2009, when I was told by my general OB/GN doctor my fibroid was so big (11cm by ultrasound and my tummy as big as 16~18 weeks pregnant ) that I need to consider surgery. She talked about the rapid growth of my fibroid (in January 2009 it was 8cm) that would possibly be sarcoma (cancerous) that I would need to remove the whole uterus. I was not comfortable by this conversation and just replied that I need to find a second opinion before I make a decision (I don’t blame my general OB/GN doctor in any means, in fact she’s helped me all the time for woman issue and helped me on my childbirth with a C-section in 2006). Luckily in the beginning of this year, I found Dr. Indman’s website and read all the articles there and found they all make sense. So I made a phone call to his office for the appointment.
I was already very anemic at the time Dr. Indman first saw me. My hemoglobin was only 5 (normally 12 ~16). And he diagnosed me with ultrasound and confirmed the big fibroid. So he treated me in two steps: first, heal my anemia first by controlling my blood loss during menstrual period and second, do the surgery to remove the fibroid. When the second time I saw Dr. Indman in about a month, my hemoglobin has increased to 11.3. The first step treatment seems very encouraging so we scheduled the surgery. May 10, 2010, I had my abdominal myomectomy surgery by Dr. Indman and I stayed in hospital for two days. Now I’m home and it’s the fifth day after my surgery.
When I’m looking back what has happened in the last two months, my heart is filled with gratitude to Dr Indman and his staff team. I’m very satisfied to the outcome of the treatment and convinced with his expertise and skills, his truly caring to patients. I know surgery is not an easy decision to everyone. From my experience, my piece of advice would be to find the doctor that you think you’re really comfortable to work with.