Myomectomy – Fibroid Treatment
Myomectomy Procedure in Miami
The thought of needing surgery can be scary to most. We want our patients to know they are in the best care with our doctors at OBGYN Pavilion. Our specialist will inform you of the steps that will be taken before, during, and after the Myomectomy to provide you with the comfort of knowing what to expect.
What is a Myomectomy?
For women in need of a myomectomy, OBGYN Pavilion offers less invasive myomectomy procedures to its patients. A myomectomy is a procedure used to remove uterine fibroids. Unlike a hysterectomy, a myomectomy does not remove the uterus. A myomectomy may only reconstruct the uterus and remove the fibroids in order to get rid of the symptoms caused by fibroids.
Why you may need a Myomectomy
Many women seek a Myomectomy instead of a hysterectomy because they wish to become pregnant later on, or simply want to keep their uterus. At OBGYN Pavilion our doctors can help you go through this process smoothly.
- If you have anemia that cannot be treated with medicine.
- If you feel pressure or pain from uterine fibroids
- Uterine fibroids are preventing you from becoming pregnant or causing miscarriages
Types of Myomectomy
1. Hysteroscopic myomectomy
Fibroids are removed through the vagina with hysteroscopic myomectomy and no incisions are needed. The procedure includes the use of a tiny scope or camera that is passed through the vagina into the uterus to find any fibroids. Submucous can be easily seen and removed with a wire loop. Patients are usually sent home after surgery.
2. Open (Abdominal) myomectomy
Fibroids are removed through an incision in the abdomen with an open myomectomy. The incision is similar to the cesarean section. This procedure is typically used for patients with large fibroids. Once the fibroids are taken out, the uterus is stitched up. This is a little riskier than the hysteroscopic procedure because of the opening of the incision and the need for general anesthesia.
3. Laparoscopic myomectomy
During the Laparoscopic procedure, a tiny one-centimeter camera is inserted through the belly button. Three more tiny incisions less than 9mm are made in order to insert narrow instruments and complete the surgery. The abdomen is inflated to make way for the operation and take out the fibroids.
Myomectomy Surgery Recovery
After your fibroid surgery or myomectomy, our doctor will give you a detailed description of how to care for yourself at home after surgery. This will include any medication you must take, a restriction of activities such as lifting heavy objects, and a diet that may be needed for your incision and muscles to heal. Your doctor may advise you to avoid using tampons or having sexual intercourse until you are fully recovered. You may experience spotting for up to six weeks depending on your procedure.
Fibroid Surgery Recovery Time:
The usual recovery time includes:
- Open (Abdominal) Myomectomy: Patients may be hospitalized for 1-3 days and recover after 4-6 weeks
- Laparoscopic Myomectomy: Patients may be hospitalized for one night and recover after 2-4 weeks
- Hysteroscopic Myomectomy: Patients may stay in the hospital for 30 minutes to 2 hours and recover less than a week.
Contact Our Devoted Doctors
We are devoted to providing a full range of gynecology services. If you would like to make an appointment for a Myomectomy procedure in Miami with one of our doctors at Pavilion for Women’s Health and Wellness, call us at (786) 615-6123.