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Is myomectomy a very common procedure?
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Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine
13 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Opsahl
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Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Myomectomy
While some may choose robotic surgery to remove the myoma, an MRI is often advised to avoid missing fibroids located deeper in the uterine wall.
Unfortunately, laparoscopy and robotic myomectomy while associated with easier recovery, do not allow the md to check the uterus to feel deeper myomas. An MRI can be helpful. Your physician should explore all possible approaches to remove your fibroids.

In brief: Myomectomy
While some may choose robotic surgery to remove the myoma, an MRI is often advised to avoid missing fibroids located deeper in the uterine wall.
Unfortunately, laparoscopy and robotic myomectomy while associated with easier recovery, do not allow the md to check the uterus to feel deeper myomas. An MRI can be helpful. Your physician should explore all possible approaches to remove your fibroids.
Dr. Mark Perloe
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Dr. Marina Maslovaric
Myomectomy is a relatively common but depending on the size and location of fibroids can be a very difficult surgery to perform regardless of the approach - whether robotic / laparoscopic vs open abdominal incision. It is commonly now done using DaVinci Robotic Surgery.
Dr. Mark Perloe
I've had two patients in the past few months who 3 months after robotic myomectomy presented with 4 cm myomas that were compressing the endometrium that were missed at the original robotic procedure.
Dr. John Kirk
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Relatively Yes
The myomectomy is the surgical removal of fibroid tumors (not usually cancer).
There are roughly 65, 000-75, 000 per year done in the us. This compares to roughly 600, 000 or so hysterectomies annually.

In brief: Relatively Yes
The myomectomy is the surgical removal of fibroid tumors (not usually cancer).
There are roughly 65, 000-75, 000 per year done in the us. This compares to roughly 600, 000 or so hysterectomies annually.
Dr. John Kirk
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Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, but..
Agree with both comments to dr p's answer. Robotic surgery requires extra, expensive training and equipment - not widely available or proven better - but important technology.
The healthtap short answers do not allow for all the info such as dr perloe's wise caution. Bottom line: myomectomy can be very successful and is widely available, chat with doc for full discussion.

In brief: Yes, but..
Agree with both comments to dr p's answer. Robotic surgery requires extra, expensive training and equipment - not widely available or proven better - but important technology.
The healthtap short answers do not allow for all the info such as dr perloe's wise caution. Bottom line: myomectomy can be very successful and is widely available, chat with doc for full discussion.
Dr. Michael Opsahl
Dr. Michael Opsahl
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