Myomectomy is a procedure that involves surgically removing fibroids and then repairing the uterus in order to maintain the ability to successfully carry a child. Most women with fibroids have no symptoms at all. Sometimes fibroids will cause pain, bleeding and complications that necessitate medical treatment. When medical management is not effective your doctor might recommend a surgical approach.
Myomectomy can be performed through an open incision on the abdominal wall (called laparotomy), or through tiny incisions on the abdominal wall (laparoscopy). Alternatively, this surgery may be done through a transcervical approach with a special camera called a hysteroscope. A hysteroscopic myomectomy requires no incisions on your abdominal wall. At Capital Women's CarePotomac Obstetrics & Gynecology we are able to utilize advanced technology such as the daVinci surgical system to perform robotically assisted laparoscopic myomectomies, and the Myosure hysteroscopic system to resect and remove fibroid tissue. While the open incision approach will require a short hospital stay post operatively, some of the more minimally invasive approaches are done as outpatient procedures. Depending on the size and position of the fibroid tumors these advanced approaches may be appropriate for you. If you need a myomectomy we will be able to review all the risks and benefits of these different procedures with you.
For more information on myomectomy in Rockville, MD call Capital Women's Care at (301) 569-6301!