Improving Patient Understanding of Surgery Using Videos

Condition: Fibroids


Key Inclusion Criteria

  • 18-70 years old
  • Have not yet signed surgical consent formsĀ 
  • Intend to undergo laparoscopic hysterectomy or myomectomy for uterine fibroids where morcellation (dividing and removing tissue) is anticipated to be needed for tissue extraction, but where other pathology is not suspected

Key Exclusion Criteria

  • Pregnant
  • Does not speak English
  • Suspected of having uterine malignancy or other uterine conditions beyond uncomplicated leiomyomata

Full Study Name

Improving Patient Understanding of Uterine Fibroid Surgery and Morcellation Using Video-Enhanced Intervention: A Pilot Feasibility Study (IRB no. 46568)


This study focuses on patients who have elected to undergo surgery for uterine fibroids by a minimally invasive approach. The purpose of the study is to determine the type of patients who would benefit from video counseling before surgery for uterine fibroids. Researchers aim to determine whether video education counseling helps patients have a better understanding of the surgery they are about to undergo.

Patients will be asked if they wish to watch a short video that provides additional information and animations about their condition and surgery; watching this video is optional. Participants also will be asked to complete surveys.

Principal Investigator

Matthew Siedhoff, MD