Anesthesia for Fibroid Surgery

This information is useful for adults
A young woman who may need anesthesia for fibroid surgery smiles.

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.

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 Yale Medicine's gynecologic anesthesia specialist Philip Rubin, MD.