We welcome women of all ages to discuss the removal of their uterine fibroids at Essential Women's Health Associates in Las Vegas or Henderson, NV. The best course of action is to always do the least invasive procedure. The size, location, and the number of fibroids you have are all determining factors as to what type of removal technique we should implement on your uterus. The fibroids must be able to be removed safely when using our minimally invasive myomectomy (performed with hysteroscopic and laparoscopic techniques).
Our OBGYNs are highly skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of uterine fibroids and will determine your treatment options with your input in mind. The medical team at Essential Women's Health Associates will walk you through the process and will answer any questions you may have about the surgery. Give us a call or request an appointment online for your consultation today.
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Myomectomy Ideal Candidates
You will go through a distinct diagnostic process before qualifying for a myomectomy. This is a procedure that removes uterine fibroids. If large fibroids or multiple fibroids are found, this may not be the right type of surgery for you. More advanced cases of uterine fibroid removal may require an open abdominal surgery instead.
Myomectomy Treatment Options
In the decision to have a myomectomy, we will perform a diagnostic assessment to see the size, type, location, and the number of uterine fibroids you have. We use minimally invasive hysteroscopic or laparoscopic myomectomy to treat uterine fibroids. In a surgical setting with general anesthesia, your surgeon will perform one of the following techniques:
A hysteroscope will be inserted through the vagina and into the uterine cavity. The hysteroscope allows your surgeon to view the uterus and successfully remove the fibroid(s) with a transvaginal electrosurgical wire loop.
While a laparoscopic myomectomy does involve making incisions in your abdomen, the cuts are short and fine. Your OBGYN will be guided by a laparoscope inserted into one of the incisions made. With the visuals from the laparoscope, your surgeon will be able to see the fibroid. Then, he or she will use specialized medical instruments to remove the fibroid through the other incisions. The layers of the uterus will be stitched back together, as well as the incision to close up the skin.
Myomectomy Other Considerations
Recovery for the myomectomy will depend on the techniques used in your procedure. You can expect a longer recovery for the more invasive fibroid removals, such as open abdominal surgery. Taking care of your incision from a laparoscopic surgery will be important to keep an infection from setting in. We will go over aftercare instructions with you on how to care for yourself once you are home and recovering. You can expect a follow-up visit for our practitioners to check on your progress following your discharge from surgery.
Contact Us About Myomectomies
You will be in experienced hands at Essential Women's Health Associates when you need fibroids removed. Make an appointment to discuss your options with our team in Las Vegas or Henderson, NV at your convenience. We look forward to helping you with the treatment of your uterine fibroids in a minimally invasive way.