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Myomectomy (Overview)

A myomectomy is the procedure when fibroids are removed and the uterus remains. Myomectomies can be done in a variety of ways, depending on the location of the fibroids. Fiboids in the uterine cavity can often be removed hysteroscopically, with no abdominal incision. Depending on size and location, myomectomies can be done laparoscopicaaly, robotically and my laparotomy.


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What is a myomectomy?

What is a myomectomy?

Fibroid removal: A myomectomy is a surgery to remove fibroids from the uterus. It can be done vaginally, abdominally or laparoscopically depending on the location and size of the fibroids and the skills of your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Myomectomy (Overview)

A myomectomy is the procedure when fibroids are removed and the uterus remains. Myomectomies can be done in a variety of ways, depending on the location of the fibroids. Fiboids in the uterine cavity can often be removed hysteroscopically, with no abdominal incision. Depending on size and location, myomectomies can be done laparoscopicaaly, robotically and my laparotomy.


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Show me how a myomectomy is done?

Show me how a myomectomy is done?

Myomectomy: We open the uterus right where the fibroid is, and dissect it out of the myometrium (muscle of the uterus) then close in layers the defect. ...Read more

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Will insurance cover my myomectomy?

Will insurance cover my myomectomy?

Prior authorization: A patient, who has been recommended to undergo a certain procedure may ask her doctor to obtain "prior authorization" from her insurance carrier. The doctor will need to provide a diagnosis code and a procedure code and the insurance carrier will then determine, whether the procedure is covered under your plan. ...Read more

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Is myomectomy a very common procedure?

YES: Myomectomy surgery involves removing the fibroid tumors from the uterus. We usually remove the fibroids instead of a hysterectomy when the woman wants fertility, the fibroids are limited in size and number, or the woman does not want hysterectomy. If the surgery is with laparoscopy, the recovery is much easier than hysterectomy or open myomectomy. Talk with your gyn about the options. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What diet to have after open myomectomy?

What diet to have after open myomectomy?

Check with your: Doctor, but I don't usually have any dietary restrictions after a myomectomy. However, the majority of my myomectomies are done minimally invasive using the davinci robotic system. If you haven't had your surgery yet, ask about minimally invasive options. ...Read more

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How long does a myomectomy take to perform?

1 to 2 hours: Depending upon a laparoscopic, davinci, or mini incisional approach + the number of fibroids and uterine location will dictate the amount of time needed. ...Read more

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What drugs should b taken after a myomectomy?

What was prescribed: After major surgery it is important to follow your surgeons instructions exactly as directed. You should take the medications he or she prescribed. You should not take anything else without clearing it with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a myomectomy?

How common is it for someone to need a myomectomy?

Very Common: Many women have fibroids. Some women don't have problems from fibroids, but other women have painful periods, heavy bleeding, pelvic pressure, pain with sex, or infertility. The only way to remove fibroids is surgery and so myomectomy is very common. Myomectomy can be done in different ways so not every surgery is the same. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: myomectomy?

Removal of fibroids: A myomectomy is the procedure when fibroids are removed and the uterus remains. Myomectomies can be done in a variety of ways, depending on the location of the fibroids. Fiboids in the uterine cavity can often be removed hysteroscopically, with no abdominal incision. Depending on size and location, myomectomies can be done laparoscopicaaly, robotically and my laparotomy. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from a myomectomy?

Rare: The biggest concerns for a myomectomy is that in time more fibroids can develop, requiring future surgery to fix, and that a future pregnancy will need to be delivered by cesarean. Patients may also have scar tissue in the abdomen after the procedure, which does usually cause problems, but can make future surgery more difficult. Damage to bowel, bladder, or ureter are rare but possible. ...Read more

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I did myomectomy 5 days ago. How soon can I try to have a child? My husband is travelling in the next 3 weeks and will only return after a year or two

I did myomectomy 5 days ago. How soon can I try to have a child? My husband is travelling in the next 3 weeks and will only return after a year or two

6-8 weeks: You really need appropriate time for the uterus to heal after the myomectomy. If you don't, you risk improper implantation which could cause miscarriage, placental problems and/or significant premature birth. Don't risk that with your child. Let your uterus heal properly, even if that means you have to put off trying for that child for a year because of husband's absence. ...Read more

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Will you ovulate after myomectomy?

Yes: A myomectomy is simply removing a fibroid from the uterus or cervix. It should not greatly interfere with your ovulatory patterns. So, within 4-6 weeks from surgery ovulation should be the same as it was before. ...Read more

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What's a hysteroscopic myomectomy done for?

What's a hysteroscopic myomectomy done for?

Alternative idea: Fibroids are tissue growth that affect the uterus. They are extremely common and present in up to 50% of women (i've seen as high as 70% quoted). They commonly cause abnormal bleeding and a hysteroscopic myomectomy is done to remove fibroids that protrude into the cavity of the uterus as an alternative to hysterecomty. It's done through the cervix with minimal anesthesia. A nice little surgery. ...Read more

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How long does bleeding last after myomectomy?

Shouldn't: You should not have bleeding after myomectomy. Call your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is hysteroscopic myomectomy? Please explain.

A GYN Procedure: Where they go in, under sedation usually, through the uterus and take out growths of muscle tissue of the uterus that should not be there and usually are responsible for pain and bleeding (fibroids). It is the alternative method of reaching them to a surgical approach through the abdomen by some means. Hysteroscopic means they are going up through the inside of the uterus. ...Read more

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Had myomectomy 3 months now bleeding has not stopped?

See myomectomy MD: You need to go back to your myomectomy MD and have him/her check for additional fibroids especially ones that are under the endometrium (lining of the womb) called a sub mucous fibroid. Multiple recurrent fibroids are very common even after myomectomy. ...Read more