by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP
Myomectomy for problematic fibroids
Myomectomy involves uterine resection which is the removal of a fibroid and a small portion of the uterus where the fibroid is attached. Myomectomy requires a highly skilled GYN surgeon, to obtain success.
Damage to the uterine tissue as well as the surrounding organs can happen with other techniques so the main goal of myomectomy is to minimize these complications. Myomectomy can be performed via open incision, or via laparoscope or hysteroscope. Each process has its advantages and limitations, but laparoscopic myomectomy and hysteroscopy myomectomy are less invasive than open surgery and require far less recovery time.
Not all fibroid cases make good candidates for this method. Many women do have good success with myomectomy, but women with larger or multiple fibroids, we have seen the fibroids return over time, depending on the size and position of the original fibroids, as well as the expertise of the surgeon.
Talk to your surgeon before you decide, ask questions, and you can also obtain more information here at Women to Women with our articles concerning the causes and the natural treatments for fibroids.
Many women have great success with this method of removal and were thrilled to not have such an invasive procedure such as a complete hysterectomy.
For more information about myomectomy for removal of uterine fibroids, visit www.ob/gyn.net.