Myomectomy is a surgical procedure that removes uterine fibroids, i.e., the abnormal growths or tumors in the uterus. The procedure is generally recommended for patients experiencing severe pelvic pains, irregular bleeding, or frequent urination because of benign tumors in the uterus. Myomectomy is the ideal alternative to hysterectomy, a procedure wherein the entire uterus is removed. As such, women who intend to get pregnant in the future or retain their uterus for other purposes may want to consider a myomectomy instead of a hysterectomy.
What is Myomectomy?
You’re a Candidate for Myomectomy if You…
- Have fibroids in your uterus.
- Want to retain your uterus.
- Experience severe pelvic pain.
- Have heavy periods with irregular bleeding.
- Experience frequent urination.
Recovering from Your Myomectomy
You’ll experience some pain and discomfort after the surgery, but you’ll be prescribed some pain medications. It’s common to experience spotting for a few days or weeks. Most patients recover from a laparoscopic myomectomy in two to four weeks. During this period, you shouldn’t engage in sexual intercourse, strenuous workouts, or heavy lifting activities. Most patients need to wait three to six months after the procedure before trying to get pregnant.
Risks of Myomectomy
Laparoscopic myomectomy is an extremely safe procedure, with a far less likelihood of complications than other surgeries. However, like all surgeries, it includes the following risks:
- Nerve damage
- Excessive bleeding
- Uterine perforation
- Scar tissues in the fallopian tube
- Fertility problems
- New fibroids
You must call the surgeon if you experience heavy bleeding, fever, severe pain, or breathing problems after the surgery.
Why Choose Dr. Bonni?
Dr. Aram Bonni is an incredibly talented, skilled, and compassionate reconstructive surgeon specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. He uses the latest techniques and technologies to ensure your myomectomy is safe and effective. You may schedule a consultation with Dr. Bonni to discuss your myomectomy options.