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Myomectomy

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The OB-GYNs at East Pasco Women’s Care routinely perform minimally invasive myomectomy procedures to remove symptomatic uterine fibroids that may or may not be affecting a woman’s fertility. This surgery preserves the uterus and is a good alternative to hysterectomy in women who hope to get pregnant at some time point in the future, or who are having a hard time getting pregnant due to the presence of fibroids.  Dr. Williams and Dr. Weiss specialize in laparoscopic myomectomies, wherein one or more fibroid tumors (typically benign masses that are often found in women of childbearing age) are removed through minor incisions with the help of a small, tube-like instrument equipped with a camera at the end, called a laparoscope. This procedure requires a two to three week recovery period, compared to the four to six weeks it would take to recover from a traditional, abdominal myomectomy with a larger incision site.

Another form of minimally invasive surgery in which our doctors specialize is hysteroscopic myomectomy, which may be recommended especially for submucosal fibroids that are bulging into the uterine cavity. This procedure is done vaginally using a resectoscope that is used to “shave” each fibroid down to a point where it is even with the wall of the uterus. Hysteroscopic myomectomies usually require the shortest recovery period, at just about a week or less.

Fertility Boost

Typically, women who have had difficulties getting pregnant due to fibroids are able to conceive a baby within a year of receiving a myomectomy, while relief from challenging menstrual syndromes such as excessive bleeding and abdominal pain is immediate. For more information on our myomectomy procedures or to set up a consultation with Dr. Williams or Dr. Weiss, call our office at 813.782.8761. Alternatively, you are welcome to fill out an appointment request form online, and our staff will be happy to contact you as soon as possible.