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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?

Treatment Options

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Talk to a specialist to learn more about Myomectomy Procedures.