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The LAAM Procedure
Laparoscopically Assisted Abdominal Myomectomy (LAAM) is one of the most advanced minimally invasive surgical procedures VIVA EVE offers. A myomectomy is a removal of fibroids from the uterus while keeping the uterus intact, making it possible for women to get pregnant.
LAAM uses the best elements of both laparoscopic and open approaches for fibroid removal.
During this procedure the surgeon makes two incisions: one 1.5 to 2 inches long at the bikini line and another half inch incision at the belly button. Sometimes 1 or 2 additional incisions are made to help the surgeon better visualize and access parts of the pelvis to successfully complete the procedure.
Unlike laparoscopic or robotic myomectomies, LAAM procedure can remove uterine fibroids of almost any size, whether it is tiny or very large.
LAAM procedure has yet another advantage over laparoscopic or robotic myomectomy: it can remove multiple fibroids of all types, regardless of its location in the uterus.
The procedure is performed by Viva Eve surgeons in a hospital and typically takes 1-2 hours to perform, followed by recovery supervised by doctors and nurses.
The Benefits of LAAM
✓ Laparoscopically Assisted Abdominal Myomectomy has many benefits:
✓ Removes both very large fibroids and very small fibroids
✓ Minimally invasive
✓ Higher post-procedure fertility rates than other types of myomectomies
✓ Patients experience significantly less pain and fewer complications
✓ Lower risk of infection and blood loss
✓ Incision scars are small and fade over time
✓ Patients return to normal daily activities much sooner
Most patients who have this procedure are able to go home the same day. Some patients need to stay in the hospital overnight.
And most women fully recover in around 2-4 weeks!
Over the next few months after the LAAM procedure you can expect much shorter and lighter periods, no more frequent urination, a significant reduction in bloating, and a dramatic decrease in pelvic pressure and pain. Continue reading about LAAM by reading our free LAAM e-book.
Viva Eve doctors help you get rid of your fibroid symptoms and live a happier – and healthier – life.
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