My gynecologist had discovered a large mass during my annual physical and was quite alarmed by the size of the mass and its rapid growth. I was stunned. I had none of the classic symptoms of a fibroid; no heavy bleeding, no changes in my period, no anemia, no pressure. The ultra sound and CT scan revealed the mass was the size of a small melon. I was advised I needed a hysterectomy and the dreaded “C” word was mentioned. Suddenly I was faced with the possibility of being plunged into premature menopause when I was years from having to deal with those types of changes. Or worse, that I had cancer! This just couldn’t be happening. I’m too young to have a hysterectomy! I’m too healthy to have cancer!!
Unable to sleep, I found myself on the internet aggressively researching “rapidly growing fibroids.” What a relief to find Dr. Indman’s website and to learn there were alternatives to having a hysterectomy. At 2:00 a.m. I emailed a brief description of my situation to his office. By 10:00 a.m. that same day I received a reply from Dr. Indman’s staff. INCREDIBLE. I’ve never experienced such rapid response from a doctor’s office. I thought, “WOW, these are the people I want to take care of me!” It was just the beginning of a wonderful, healing experience.
His staff worked so efficiently to make the arrangements for my surgery and to ensure that I had all the information I needed to feel comfortable and be prepared for the procedure.
I traveled four states and almost 1,000 miles to have an abdominal myomectomy performed by someone I had never met. It was without a doubt the best decision I could have made. From the minute I met Dr. Indman, he put my mind at ease. After reviewing the MRI he ordered, I was relieved to hear that he felt the mass was not “large” for what he deals with, that it was very unlikely it was cancer, and best of all, that I was a candidate for a procedure that would remove the tumor and likely leave my uterus and everything else intact. Hearing him say “it looks like just a run-of-the-mill fibroid to me” was music to my ears. (And counter to what I had been initially told!)
I was thrilled to wake up in recovery to hear that the tumor, AND ONLY THE TUMOR, was removed. I continued to experience outstanding service by Dr. Indman when he took the initiative to call the pathologist to learn if the tumor was cancerous. On his day off, Dr. Indman called me at 5:15 p.m. to share the news that the tumor was in fact, just a “run-of-the-mill fibroid”. When I mentioned how unusually it was to hear from him on his day off his response was “well, while you are under my care, you are like my family. And I wouldn’t want a member of my family having to wait one minute longer than necessary to hear they don’t have cancer.” That’s exactly how I felt the entire time I was being treated by Dr. Indman and his staff….LIKE FAMILY!
I’m happy to report that I am two weeks post surgery and doing fantastic. I highly recommend the myomectomy procedure performed by Dr. Indman. I was in very little pain even immediately after the surgery and I was so well prepared for post surgery conditions by his staff, that my recovery has been a breeze.
Thank you Dr. Indman and all your wonderful staff (Wendy, Roxanne, Eileen, Robin). I only hope others in my situation are fortunate enough to find their way to this website and to the treatment options and expertise you offer.
Read about and see photos of her surgery.