Anesthesia for Fibroid Surgery

This information is useful for adults
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Why Yale Medicine?
  • Yale Medicine Anesthesiology is a national leader in clinical care.
  • Our highly trained anesthesiologists specialize in gynecologic procedures.
  • We have more advanced resources for fibroid surgery anesthesiology than outpatient centers.

Many women get uterine fibroids, noncancerous growths in the uterus that develop in the childbearing years. If you require surgery to remove fibroids, you'll likely be given general anesthesia and will be asleep during the procedure.

Yale Medicine's anesthesiologists work alongside the surgeons who remove uterine fibroids, monitoring you closely. “Here, we have highly trained physicians and a team of anesthesiologists who specialize in gynecologic procedures. We are prepared to ensure your safety and comfort,” says Philip Rubin, MD, a gynecologic anesthesia specialist, and assistant professor of anesthesiology at Yale School of Medicine.