Myomectomy is a surgery to remove fibroids. Removing fibroids can be beneficial for several different reasons. It helps relieve heavy menstrual bleeding and bleeding between periods, thus minimizing monthly blood loss and possible iron-deficiency anemia and it can relieve pelvic pain and pressure as well. It is also an alternative to hysterectomy because it leaves the uterus intact so that women can get pregnant if so desired.
There are three types of myomectomies. Which one is right for you will depend on your situation and size and location of the fibroids. Your options can be discussed with an experienced private GYN surgeon. They will answer all the questions you may have regarding the procedure, its risks and benefits.
Hysteroscopic myomectomy is the least invasive of the three. The fibroids are removed through the vagina and cervix with the help of a hysteroscope. Since there are no incisions made the recovery is fast, about 48 hours. Only certain types of fibroids can be removed with hysteroscopic myomectomy.
Laparoscopic or robotic-assisted myomectomy is also a minimally invasive procedure. A tiny camera with light, a laparoscope, or a robotic arm are used to remove the fibroids. The incisions are usually small and the recovery time is two to three weeks.
Open, or abdominal myomectomy is done through an incision in the abdominal wall. It can be recommended if there are a lot of fibroids or very large fibroids. This one carries more risks and oftentimes requires a longer stay at the medical facility or hospital. The recovery is also the longest, about four to six weeks.
There are options for private myomectomies in Canada or the USA. Please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by toll-free phone 877 344 3544 to find out more.