Laparoscopic Myomectomy for Multiple Myoma
Laparoscopic myomectomy in multiple fibroids. Myomectomy is the surgery of choice for women who have symptomatic fibroids and who wish to retain their uterus. ... It is known that uterine fibroids are estrogen dependent. During pregnancy these fibroids increase in size, whereas in the puerperium and menopause they shrink. In laparoscopic or robotic myomectomy, minimally invasive procedures, your surgeon accesses and removes fibroids through several small abdominal incisions. Laparoscopic myomectomy. Your surgeon makes a small incision in or near your bellybutton. Then he or she inserts a laparoscope ― a narrow tube fitted with a camera ― into your abdomen. Your surgeon performs the surgery with instruments inserted through other small incisions in your abdominal wall. Robotic myomectomy. Instruments are inserted through small incisions similar to those in a laparoscopic myomectomy, and the surgeon controls movement of instruments from a separate console. Sometimes, the fibroid is cut into pieces and removed through a small incision in the abdominal wall. Other times the fibroid is removed through a bigger incision in your abdomen so it can be removed without being cut into pieces. Rarely, the fibroid may be removed through an incision in your vagina (colpotomy).