Gynecologic Surgery — Myomectomy
Myomectomy, or the surgical removal of uterine fibroids (leiomyomas), is a common treatment for women who have fibroids that are causing symptoms and who have not completed childbearing, or who wish to avoid having a hysterectomy.
There are several surgical techniques that are used to remove fibroids:
- Abdominal myomectomy: The fibroids are removed through an incision in the abdomen.
- Hysteroscopic myomectomy: The fibroids are removed using a hysteroscope inserted through the cervix.
- Robotic-assisted laparoscopic myomectomy and laparoscopic myomectomy: The fibroids are removed using a minimally invasive, computer-assisted technique, through small incisions (using da Vinci).
Physicians at Women's Health Consultants have expertise in performing myomectomies. After considering the size, number, and location of your fibroids, your provider can discuss with you the recommended surgical approach.