Myomectomy - OBGYN Livingston, NJ
What is a Myomectomy?
A myomectomy is a surgical procedure to remove uterine fibroids. Fibroids are noncancerous growths commonly found in the uterus during a woman’s childbearing years. A myomectomy is optimal for women who would like to bear children in the future, and therefore need to keep and repair their uterus. Most doctors recommend having a myomectomy when fibroids begin interfering with fertility and normal activities.
Depending on the size of the fibroids, the methods of the procedure vary. Either way, Dr. Quarell’s primary goal is to remove the fibroids and reconstruct the uterus so that the woman can successfully and safely bear children in the future.
How is a Myomectomy Procedure Performed?
The hysteroscopic myomectomy is a procedure utilized for fibroids that significantly bulge into the uterine cavity. This procedure employs a tool called a resectoscope to enter through the vagina and cervix into the uterus. The resectoscope can cut through tissue using electricity or a laser beam. The surgeon will release a sterile saline liquid to expand the uterus and then shave away the fibroid pieces with the resectoscope until it aligns with the surface of the uterine cavity.
Laparotomy or abdominal myomectomy utilizes an incision to allow the surgeon to visually inspect the uterus and feel for fibroids. This procedure is less common than other procedures and is only performed when large fibroids are present on the surface of the uterus. It requires a 48-hour hospital stay and a recovery time of 4-6 weeks.
Finally, laparoscopic myomectomy is when a laparoscope, a small tube with a camera, is inserted into the pelvis. Dr. Quartell will make tiny incisions in the abdomen to perform the surgery, rather than one large incision. The fibroids are cut up into small pieces and removed through the small incisions made in the abdomen. The laparoscopic patients are usually released the same day, and recovery time is conventionally quicker than other methods. Patients also tend to experience fewer side effects post-surgery compared to other procedures.
Myomectomy Surgery in New Jersey
Dr. Quartell is skilled in performing the various myomectomy procedures. His team will ensure the best procedure to remove your fibroids and get you into a quick recovery. Make an appointment with Dr. Quartell today by calling 973-716-9600 to further discuss which procedure is right for you.