What Is Myomectomy?
A myomectomy is a surgical procedure that removes uterine fibroids, which are benign growths that form in and around the uterus. Typically occurring during the childbearing years, fibroids can lead to pelvic pain, heavy menstrual bleeding, and even pregnancy complications. While there are multiple treatments for uterine fibroids, patients who still wish to have children in the future might benefit from a myomectomy. At Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta, our team helps improve the lives of our patients through compassionate gynecological care. With many years of experience, Dr. Gerry Sotomayor is an expert in diagnosing and addressing fibroids and can determine the best treatment option during an appointment near Norcross, GA.
Myomectomy Procedure Options
For patients who have uterine fibroids, Dr. Sotomayor provides a number of treatments based on the severity of the condition, including the type and size of the fibroids. Myomectomy is an outpatient procedure that can often be done using a minimally invasive technique known as laparoscopy, which involves making a smaller incision and has a shorter healing time when compared to a traditional open myomectomy. Once the incision is made, your surgeon will remove the fibroid using a special instrument, which is guided with a laparoscope (a thin tube with a camera on the end). The incision will then be sealed back together. Following a myomectomy, you will be released to go home to recover. Our team will provide aftercare instructions and monitor your healing progress to ensure you have a successful recovery.
Compassionate Gynecology Care
If you have uterine fibroids, myomectomy could be an ideal option to remove your fibroids and preserve your fertility. At Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta, our team takes a thorough approach and will review all of your options before deciding on the best treatment for you. We invite you to contact our office near Norcross, GA to book an appointment with Dr. Sotomayor.