Thousands of women have turned to The Center for Innovative GYN Care® laparoscopic fibroid removal specialists for our state-of-the-art procedures. The world-renowned CIGC surgeons have developed the powerful laparoscopic LAAM-BUAO® technique. The incisions are cosmetically placed at the midline between the abdominal muscles, so pain is minimized and scars are nearly invisible.
- State-Of-The-Art Techniques
- Return Home The Same Day
- Faster Recovery
A laparoscopic myomectomy (fibroid removal) procedure may be possible, even if other surgeons have said open surgery is your only option. A myomectomy removes fibroids while leaving the uterus intact in order to maintain fertility. Most women are only offered open myomectomies, requiring large incisions. The Center for Innovative GYN Care® fibroid removal technique for fertility makes it possible for even large fibroids to be removed through small, cosmetically pleasing incisions. If you have been told you need a myomectomy, know your options. Contact CIGC to find out if you are a candidate for our LAAM® Myomectomy procedure.
It’s time to talk to a laparoscopic myomectomy specialist to see if you are a candidate for the LAAM procedure, and take back control of your life.
The CIGC LAAM Laparoscopic Myomectomy Advantage
The CIGC myomectomy surgeons only perform minimally invasive procedures. Our advanced-trained laparoscopic 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 RP Dissection and Uterine Artery Occlusion.
RP Dissection: Retroperitoneal dissection is an advanced technique used to help laparoscopic GYN specialists visualize and map the pelvic cavity. The retroperitoneal space is covered by a membrane called the peritoneum. By going behind (retro) the lining (peritoneal), the surgeon completely visualizes all of the anatomy of the pelvis including:
- Ureter (the tube that drains urine from the kidney to the bladder)
- Large vessels of the pelvis
- Lower portion of the bladder
Uterine artery occlusion (UAO): The uterus has an excellent and complex supply of blood. Blood loss is one of the most concerning aspects of GYN surgery. UAO is a technique used by the CIGC surgeons to control the loss of blood during the procedure, and to prevent complications both during and after the surgery.
The use of RP Dissection and UAO helps to avoid excessive bleeding and lowers the risks of injury to the ureter, bladder and bowel.
Why Is This Approach Different Than The Other Myomectomy Techniques?
OBGYN surgeons do not perform RP dissection and UAO, and very few specialized laparoscopic surgeons are well-trained in this powerful technique. The LAAM myomectomy uses two small incisions, one 5 mm incision at the belly button and one 3 cm incision just above the pubic bone. The CIGC specialists are able to remove fibroids through the lower incision, making thorough removal of the fibroids possible. Keeping the incisions as small as possible leads to less pain, fewer complications, and a much faster recovery.
CIGC specialists never use power morcellators. LAAM procedures are more advanced than conventional laparoscopy, and offer far more advantages than robotic procedures.
Why Is Myomectomy Performed?
FIBROIDS & FERTILITY: The main reason myomectomy is performed is to preserve the uterus for pregnancy, or to remove fibroids that are preventing the patient from becoming pregnant.
- Submucosal fibroids in the cavity should be removed since they may make conception of the pregnancy difficult, and may also increase the risk of miscarriage.
- Intramural fibroids should be removed in those patients with difficulty conceiving.
- In general, subserosal fibroids have little effect on the ability to become pregnant.
SYMPTOMS: Heavy menstrual bleeding and clotting, pain, compression of fibroids against the bladder, bowel, blood vessels that can lead to pain, difficulty going to the bathroom, and/or complications with circulation.
Traveling for GYN Surgery?
The CIGC specialists perform advanced laparoscopic GYN procedures on women from around the world. We make traveling for GYN surgery seamless.