Fibroids Specialist

Advanced Gynecology

Rafael C. Haciski, MD, FACOG

Gynecologist located in Naples, FL

For many women in the Naples, Florida area, uterine fibroids cause terrible pain and symptoms that profoundly impact their quality of life. That’s why Dr. Rafael Haciski, MD, FACOG offers the most advanced therapies available to treat uterine fibroids and get you back to the activities you love without discomfort and pain. If you’ve been diagnosed with or think you may have uterine fibroids, call Advanced Gynecology today or book an appointment online.

Fibroids Q & A

What are uterine fibroids?

Uterine fibroids are benign, noncancerous growths or cell masses that form in the uterus, usually before a woman goes through menopause. Fibroids are usually present in or on the uterus.

Fibroids are not cancerous, and while they can impact fertility in some cases, they usually will not interfere with your ability to become pregnant.

What are the symptoms of uterine fibroids?

If you have uterine fibroids, you may have no symptoms at all. Often, symptoms are dependent on the size of the fibroid and its location on your uterus. Women who do have symptoms of fibroids may experience:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Back pain
  • Heavy bleeding similar to a period
  • Urgent need to urinate with little urine
  • Elongated periods
  • Constipation

How are uterine fibroids diagnosed?

Uterine fibroids are often found during your annual pelvic exam. If Dr. Haciski identifies irregularities during the exam, he typically recommends an ultrasound, a blood test to check for indicators of fibroids, or a minimally-invasive hysteroscopy to accurately diagnose your condition.

How are uterine fibroids treated?

Dr. Haciski provides a custom treatment plan tailored to your individual needs, which may include:

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Hysteroscopic resection
  • Myomectomy
  • Suppression of fibroids
  • Hormone therapy
  • Ultrasound procedures
  • Hysterectomy

Except in the case of a hysterectomy, uterine fibroids can return following any of these therapies. A hysterectomy removes the uterus, eliminating the risk of developing new fibroids; however, it also prevents any future pregnancy.

What is a myomectomy?

Using a laparoscope or a hysteroscope, Dr. Haciski can surgically remove your fibroids with a minimally invasive procedure. Doing so typically involves one or a few small incisions, so you won’t be left with a large, visible scar.

Because the procedure is minimally invasive, you'll recover in less than a week and face fewer potential complications. Myomectomy is the preferred procedure for women who may want to get pregnant in the future.

If you’re experiencing heavy bleeding or pelvic pain, you may have uterine fibroids. Call or request an appointment online with Dr. Haciski today.