What is a Myomectomy Procedure?

A surgical procedure that is most often suggested to women of childbearing age who would like to get pregnant in the future is a myomectomy procedure. This technique is used to remove fibroids while leaving the uterus intact and helps preserve or improve the woman’s fertility.

Your Viva Eve fibroid specialist will determine whether Uterine Fibroid Embolization or a myomectomy procedure will work best in your particular situation based on:

  • Location of your fibroids
  • Size of your fibroids
  • Number of fibroids present in your uterus

Types of Myomectomy Procedures

  1. Open Myomectomy: In the past, this was the only option that was available to women suffering from the symptoms of fibroids. The risks of this procedure include all those associated with major surgery, it also involves a longer hospital stay and longer recovery time. Today, there are alternatives.
  2. Laparoscopic/Robotic myomectomy uses a telescope and small instruments inserted into half-inch incisions.
  3. Hysteroscopic or vaginal myomectomy requires no incisions since the doctor accesses your uterus through your vagina. The same technique is used for hysteroscopic polypectomy.
  4. Laparoscopically Assisted Abdominal Myomectomy (LAAM) uses the best elements of both laparoscopic and open approaches for fibroid removal.

What Are the Symptoms that May Lead You To Consider a Myomectomy Procedure?

If you are considering Myomectomy surgery, then you likely have been suffering from one or more of the following symptoms:

Treatment Options

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Open Myomectomy

Also known as an abdominal myomectomy, involves removing the fibroids from the wall of the uterus. The uterine muscle is then sewn back together using several layers of stitches.

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Laparoscopic/Robotic Myomectomy

The surgeon performs this operation by inserting a laparoscope (a narrow lighted tube fitted with a camera) and surgical instruments into the small incisions in the abdominal wall. If the surgery is being done robotically, the surgeon controls the instruments remotely using a robotic arm.

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Hysteroscopic or Vaginal Myomectomy

During the procedure a long, thin scope with a light is passed through the vagina and cervix into the uterus. The physician can look inside the uterus for fibroids and other problems, such as polyps. Submucous or intracavitary myomas are easily visualized and can be resected or removed using a wire loop or similar device. The same procedure is used for hysteroscopic polypectomies.

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Laparoscopically Assisted Abdominal Myomectomy (LAAM)

One of the most advanced minimally invasive surgical procedures VIVA EVE offers. LAAM uses the best elements of both laparoscopic and open approaches to Myomectomy.

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Talk to a specialist to learn more about Myomectomy Procedures.

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