Dr. LeBlang describes how long the recovery is for women with fibroids who undergo the Magnetic Resonance (MR) guided Focused Ultrasound procedure.
There’s a very short recuperation period after the MR guided Focused Ultrasound procedure, and this is probably the biggest advantage of this procedure over the other options for women with fibroids.
After the MR guided Focused Ultrasound procedure, the women are in a recuperation room for 30 minutes to one hour. After the procedure, they almost feel like nothing has been done to them. They are in the chair, ready to go back to resuming their normal activities, and I have had women go back to work either the same day or the next day. They can lift their children the same day. They can go out for dinner. They can go Salsa dancing.
The only thing you can’t do after the procedure is drive a car, and that’s because you’ve received some conscious sedation to make you comfortable on the MRI table, but it’s amazing to walk into a room and know that a half an hour after we have changed the whole inside of the body, that women feel as if nothing has been done to them. So they can pretty much resume normal activities the same or next day after the procedure.
Very infrequently do people complain of cramping that night, for which they take some Advil or over-the-counter medication.
About Dr. LeBlang, M.D.:
Dr. Suzanne LeBlang, M.D., specializes in MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) applications. She is an American trained and Board Certified radiologist with an added certification in neuroradiology. Dr. LeBlang performed the first FDA-approved MRgFUS (Magnetic Resonance guided Focused Ultrasound) case in the U.S., the only non-invasive procedure for the treatment of uterine fibroids, and has, as a single operator, done the most procedures in the country to date. She has extensive experience in treating fibroids including working with very complex fibroid cases.