Dr Suman Lal performed a laparoscopic myomectomy on me on February 27th 2019. Prior to my arrival in India, she had reviewed all my medical records I had sent to her & held video call consultation sessions with me to discuss all my treatment options so as to enable me make an informed decision. Dr Suman Lal successfully removed 3 fibroids, the largest subserosal one measured 12cm wide. For the 12cm fibroid, she successfully removed it in one huge whole piece & did not carry out any morcelation. I’m grateful she did not morcelate or shred into pieces the fibroids before removal to avoid future complications.
I highly recommend Dr Suman Lal to any woman seeking to have a myomectomy especially a laparoscopic/ robotic myomectomy. Dr Suman Lal is clearly the best Gynecologist in this City & I was extremely impressed by her compassion, professionalism, kindness, calmness and extensive knowledge & her exemplary bedside manners as a Doctor. She went above & beyond to put my mind at rest regarding the possibility of excessive blood loss which could lead to the surgery being converted to a hysterectomy. Doctor Suman Lal clearly understands that no woman wants her womb removed if it can be avoided. Before surgery, she professionally explained to me what would be done, including what could possibly go wrong, & assured me she would do her best. She pressed home the fact that in the 20yrs+ she has been performing these sort of myomectomies with an average of up to 12 myomectomies a month, that she has never had to convert a myomectomy to a hysterectomy. She could see I was a bit scared of surgery.
In order to make sure I had no future health issues with any further fibroids turning malignant, Dr Suman Lal conducted extensive pre & post op tests such as Colposcopy, different biopsies (Cervix, Endometrial, Fibroids) as well as HPV 16 & 18 DNA’s. Via the HPV DNA’s she eliminated the possibility of future chance of cervical cancer. She also conducted Urine culture tests to ascertain if the frequent urination I was experiencing was from just the huge fibroid displacing my bladder and reducing it’s capacity or if I had a UTI. She covered all the angles and anticipated all possibilities. Dr Suman Lal simply amazed me.
Surgery lasted about 2hrs. She did her best to ensure that I had absolutely no complications or unnecessary blood loss. Because of her expertise with laparoscopic myomectomies, the 3 or 4 incisions she made were extremely tiny, about the diameter of a biro pen. She used very fine stitches, she took the stitches out 6 days after surgery. So I can see that once the incisions heal, they will most likely leave no scars because for some she did internal stitches. So I can still wear my bikini without anyone knowing I had fibroids surgery :)
She visited & monitored my recovery several times a day. Before I departed India, she held 2 post op consultations with me. For my records she gave me a complete medical report file covering & including treatment, ALL medical test results (X-ray & Ultasound results, surgery & doctors notes, Colposcopy result, 4 biopsy results, list of drugs prescribed. Upon satisfactory Post op examination, she issued a “ Fit To Fly” certificate for the Airline).
Another thing that left a lasting impression on me was the fact that she was able to engage the hospital to give me a substantial discount to my bill. That made my day!!
If you are a woman living with fibroids & you have been considering treatment options in India, do not hesitate to contact Dr Suman Lal. Thank you once again Doctor Suman Lal!
Obstetrics And Gynaecology