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Myomectomy is the surgical procedure in which uterine fibroids are removed from the uterus. Uterine fibroids (also known as myomas) affect at least 30% (up to 70%) of women. While many fibroids do not need treatment, others can cause abnormal uterine bleeding, pain, pressure or other symptoms.
The treatment of Fibroids often involves removing the entire uterus (hysterectomy) but many women want an alternative if they wish to have children or simply do not want to lose their uterus. Unfortunately, many gynecologists are hesitant to recommend myomectomy because it may involve greater surgical risk. As with any procedure, there are both advantages and disadvantages to myomectomy. This site will provide information to help you make an informed decision.
What information do you need?
Laparoscopic myomectomy. in many cases it is possible to remove a fibroid tumor from the uterus through the laparoscope. This is generally associated with a more rapid recovery but requires special surgical skills including the ability to place stitches inside the abdomen using the laparoscope.
Hysteroscopic myomectomy. Hysteroscopic myomectomy removes fibroids through the cervix without making an incision. it starts to become very difficult if the tumor is larger than a golf ball or deeply embedded in the wall of the uterus. It requires knowledge of special tools and often requires special hand-eye coordination.
Is myomectomy the best choice for me? The most common reason to remove the smooth muscle tumor is if you're childbearing desires are not complete. Once you have completed your childbearing, using the principles of minimally invasive gynecology it's possible to remove your uterus and associated fibroid tumors through small incisions that allow for rapid recovery in most cases. A laparoscopic hysterectomy will essentially guarantee you will not have future menstrual flow.
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