What is Myomectomy?
Myomectomy also called as fibroidectomy is the surgical procedure for removing the uterine leiomyomas or the fibroids. During this procedure, the uterus of the woman is preserved such that it retains her reproductive potential. The myomectomy can be performed in a number of ways depending upon the number of lesions and its location, the experience and preference of the surgeon.
A myomectomy can be performed in a number of ways, depending on the location and number of lesions and the experience and preference of the surgeon. Either a general or a spinal anesthesia is administered.
How does laparoscopic myomectomy work?
The laparoscopic myomectomy is a minimally invasive procedure in which your surgeon will access and remove the fibroids. During this procedure, the patient will be given a general or a spinal anesthesia. Your surgeon will create several small incisions in the abdomen near the belly button. Then he will insert a laparoscope, which is a narrow tube fitted with a camera through the small incision. Your surgeon will perform the surgery by inserting the medical instruments through the smaller incisions made in the abdomen.
The laparoscopic surgery uses smaller incisions than a laparotomy. This signifies you’ll be experiencing less pain and lose less blood. Patients can return more quickly to their normal activities after undergoing this surgery. The number of fibroids and the uterine size are the major factors that will help your surgeon to determine whether the laparoscopic myomectomy is appropriate for you.
Using the laparoscopic approach, the surgeon will visualize the location of the uterus and its fibroids and then remove it. The morcellators are used to divide the larger fibroids such that they can be removed through the small incisions. This surgical approach has lower morbidity rates and requires less time for recovery. The laparocopic myomectomies are not used for removing very large fibroids.
Advantages of laparoscopic myomectomy:
- The laparoscopic myomectomy has lower morbidity rates.
- Patients undergoing this surgery will recover faster.
- Women who undergo this surgery report of improvement in fibroid symptoms like pelvic pressure and heavy menstrual bleeding.
- This surgery will only remove the fibroids and leave your uterus intact.
- Undergoing this surgery will allow women who are planning to bear children.
- This surgery will be recommended by your doctor when he suspects that the uterine fibroids may be interfering with your fertility.
Risks of myomectomy:
Myomectomy has a lower complication rate, but some of the risks associated with it include scar tissue, excessive blood loss, childbirth complications and a rare possibility of hysterectomy.
What to expect post laparoscopic myomectomy surgery?
Post myomectomy surgery your doctor will prescribe oral pain medication and discuss the restrictions on your diet and other activities. Your doctor will also advise you to avoid sexual intercourse during the recovery time. Some women may have vaginal spotting or staining up to a few days. The laparocopic myomectomy recovery will take about two to three weeks.
Myomectomy laparoscopic surgery in India is cost effective and performed by highly qualified and experienced professionals. The hospitals in India have world class infrastructures and have modern equipments, thereby provide quality treatment and care for the international patients.