Myomectomy Specialist in Glendale & West Los Angeles
Myomectomy is a minimally invasive surgery that is used to remove fibroids from the uterus. This procedure is considered standard because unlike a hysterectomy, it removes fibroids and preserves the uterus. A myomectomy can help to preserve the fertility of women if they plan to have children in the future. There are three myomectomy surgery options available that can be performed depending on the size, location, and the number of fibroids in the uterus.
Types of Myomectomy Surgeries
Abdominal Myomectomy Surgery
Abdominal myomectomy which is also known as open myomectomy is a major surgery that is more invasive than other types of myomectomy surgeries. When performing Abdominal myomectomy, a large incision is made in the lower abdomen to remove the fibroids and this can sometimes result in the loss of blood.
Hysteroscopic myomectomy is a type of procedure in which fibroids that are not located in the uterine wall can be removed through the vagina with the aid of a hysteroscopic resectoscope. This type of myomectomy is only performed on women with submucosal fibroids.
Laparoscopic myomectomy is the kind of procedure that uses a very small incision in the abdomen to insert a small camera using a tube and also uses other small incisions to insert instruments which are used to perform the surgery. Laparoscopic myomectomy leaves fewer scars and healing is much faster because of the size of the incisions.