Laparoscopic (Minimally Invasive) Fibroid Removal
Laparoscopic fibroid removal, also known as laparoscopic myomectomy, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure designed to remove uterine fibroids. Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths that develop in the muscular wall of the uterus. Laparoscopic myomectomy is an alternative to traditional open surgery and offers several benefits, including smaller incisions, reduced pain, and a quicker recovery.
Advantages of Laparoscopic Fibroid Removal:
Minimally Invasive: Small incisions result in less trauma, reduced pain, and quicker recovery compared to open surgery.
Preservation of Uterine Tissue: Laparoscopic myomectomy allows the surgeon to preserve more healthy uterine tissue compared to procedures like hysterectomy.
Shorter Hospital Stay: Many patients can go home within a day or two.
Faster Recovery: Patients typically return to normal activities more quickly than with open surgery.
What is a Laparoscopic (Minimally Invasive) Fibroid Removal?
What is laparoscopic fibroid removal?
Laparoscopic fibroid removal, or laparoscopic myomectomy, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to remove uterine fibroids. It involves small incisions, specialized instruments, and a camera for visualization.
Why is laparoscopic myomectomy performed?
Laparoscopic myomectomy is performed to remove uterine fibroids, which are noncancerous growths in the uterus. It is often chosen to preserve fertility or when smaller incisions and a quicker recovery are desired.
How is laparoscopic fibroid removal different from open surgery?
In laparoscopic myomectomy, small incisions are made, and a laparoscope is used for visualization. Open surgery involves a larger incision. Laparoscopic surgery is associated with less pain, smaller scars, and a faster recovery.
How long does the procedure take?
The duration of laparoscopic myomectomy varies depending on the number and size of fibroids, but it typically ranges from 1 to 4 hours.
Can I become pregnant after laparoscopic myomectomy?
Yes, one of the benefits of laparoscopic myomectomy is the preservation of fertility. However, the success of future pregnancies depends on various factors, and it’s essential to discuss fertility concerns with your healthcare provider.
What You Need to Know Before Your Appointment
It’s best to be prepared when coming in for your appointment and therefore we recommend bringing the following when you visit us
All Previous Investigations
This includes any X-rays, MRI, CT Scans and their reports, new as well as old
List of Your Medications
A well formed list of medications will help us decide which medications will not react with others you might be taking
Previous Surgery Documents
If you have undergone a surgery before, any documents pertaining to that time will be helpful in understand what was done at that time