Myomectomy

Myomectomy Procedures & Recovery
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Myomectomy Surgery

A myomectomy is a surgical procedure to remove uterine fibroids while leaving the uterus intact. The uterus is preserved, allowing patients to retain their fertility options.

A myomectomy is the preferred fibroid removal option for women who wish to bear children in the future.

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Myomectomy Procedure

A myomectomy procedure can be performed using multiple techniques.

Types of myomectomies include:

  • Open Myomectomy
  • Standard Laparoscopic Myomectomy
  • Robotic Myomectomy
  • CIGC’s LAAM® Technique

While the surgical specialists at CIGC only perform the LAAM procedure, it’s crucial to follow preoperative and postoperative instructions with any procedure performed.

Your surgeon will give you the information you need so you know what to expect before, during, and after your procedure.

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Your Journey with CIGC
  1. Meet with a CIGC specialist for a consultation to diagnose your condition.
  2. Work with your CIGC specialist to plan your treatment and schedule your LAAM® technique.
  3. Undergo minimally invasive surgery that effectively removes the GYN issue and leads to faster recovery.
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Recovery & Side Effects

Recovery after myomectomy surgery will vary from patient to patient, but common side effects may include:

  • Bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Swelling
  • Urinary retention
  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation

After undergoing an LAAM procedure, most patients have an average recovery time of 10-14 days.

Like all surgeries, a myomectomy procedure comes with potential risks and complications.

Some of these include:

  • Excessive blood loss
  • Scarring
  • Infection

These are typically rare, and there are ways to help prevent and treat complications if they occur.

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Myomectomy FAQs

Do I need a Myomectomy procedure?

For women planning to start their fertility journey, the presence of uterine fibroids can lead to trouble conceiving, a higher risk of miscarriage, and the potential for serious complications during pregnancy.

Therefore, undergoing a myomectomy may help prevent these complications.

Am I a candidate for LAAM?

A LAAM myomectomy is for fertility. Myomectomy, or fibroid removal surgery, is generally a more invasive procedure than a hysterectomy and is not recommended for women who can no longer have children.

This includes women no longer interested in childbearing, women who cannot become pregnant, or women who are menopausal. A hysterectomy eliminates incisions requiring muscle healing, and the pain is generally much less.

 

Why do LAAM myomectomy patients have exceptional results?

The CIGC myomectomy surgeons only perform minimally invasive procedures. Our advanced-trained GYN specialists have committed to surgery with the most modern techniques.

Even the most complex GYN surgeries at CIGC are performed with exceptional outcomes. Two techniques that make our LAAM procedure so effective are retroperitoneal (RP) dissection and uterine artery occlusion (UAO).

What is the difference between a Myomectomy vs. Hysterectomy?

When trying to find an effective treatment for fibroids, the two main surgical procedures most patients must decide between are a myomectomy and a hysterectomy.

A myomectomy is usually the preferred choice for patients not finished with and still interested in childbearing. However, fibroids can return if the uterus remains intact. A hysterectomy is considered a more permanent fibroid treatment for patients who are done with childbearing or not interested in retaining their fertility.

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Meet Our Myomectomy Specialists

After performing more than 25,000 GYN surgeries, CIGC’s myomectomy specialists are proven experts. All CIGC surgeries are performed minimally invasively at select ambulatory surgery centers so patients can go home the same day to start their recovery.

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Considering a myomectomy for fibroid treatment? Trust our specialists to evaluate your symptoms and condition and recommend an appropriate solution.

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We proudly offer convenient office and surgical locations across the country. Our office locations are open Monday through Friday from 8:00am–4:00pm. Traveling out of state? We offer traveling programs that help you get the surgery you need.

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Why do LAAM myomectomy patients have exceptional results?

The CIGC myomectomy surgeons only perform minimally invasive procedures. Our advanced-trained GYN specialists have made a commitment to surgery with the most modern techniques available. Even the most complex GYN surgeries at CIGC are performed with exceptional outcomes. Two of the techniques that make our LAAM procedure so effective are retroperitoneal (RP) dissection and uterine artery occlusion (UAO).

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