Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery (MIGS)

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Fibroids

Laparoscopic Myomectomy is an option that is available for women for the treatment of myomas or fibroids for women who want to retain or keep their uterus. Fibroids are a smooth muscle growth of the uterus and can be a common gynecologic complaint.  As many as 1 in 4 women have fibroids and these fibroids can cause abnormal or heavy vaginal bleeding.  Fibroids can grow to such an excessive size that they can be the cause of many abdominal and pelvic complaints for women.  They may cause pelvic pressure by pushing on a woman's bladder or rectum and they may be the source of pain during intercourse.  Uterine fibroids may cause painful cramping during a woman's menstrual cycle.  Symptomatic uterine fibroids are the most common reason for hysterectomy.  Myomectomy allows a woman to have removal of the fibroids while preserving her fertility.  With our specialization in laparoscopic surgery, we are able to offer a minimally invasive approach to women who want to remove their fibroids, but keep their uterus. Recovery is very fast. Patient’s have less pain and return to work and all activities in 1-2 weeks.

The effect of fibroids on fertility and pregnancy is unknown.  If a portion of the uterus muscle is incised or cut to remove the fibroid, your surgeon may recommend you have a Cesarean delivery for all subsequent pregnancies.  Your surgeon would be happy to review your situation and discuss the risks and benefits of a laparoscopic approach of fibroid resection.