Surgery for Fibroids (Myoma)
Laparoscopic myomectomy is a surgical procedure that involves removing uterine fibroids (also known as leiomyomas) through small incisions in the abdomen. Fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) growths that occur in the uterus and can cause a variety of symptoms, such as heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, and infertility.
During the procedure, a laparoscope (a thin, lighted tube with a camera on the end) is inserted through a small incision in the abdomen. The surgeon uses the laparoscope to view the inside of the abdomen and locate the fibroids. Additional small incisions are made in the abdomen, and specialized instruments are used to remove the fibroids.
Laparoscopic myomectomy is a less invasive alternative to open surgery, and it typically has a faster recovery time. It is also a good option for women who wish to preserve their fertility, as it can help to improve the chances of pregnancy.
It is important to note that laparoscopic myomectomy is a major surgery and carries some risks, such as bleeding, infection, and injury to surrounding organs. It also carries risks for infertility and also requires recovery time post-surgery. It’s important to consult with a specialist in reproductive health and gynecology to determine if this surgery is the best option for you.