During laparoscopic myomectomy, fibroids are removed
from the uterus. This procedure is performed with a minimally invasive method
that utilizes a laparoscope (a small video camera) and small instruments
inserted through small incisions.
Treated with Laparoscopic Myomectomy:
Laparoscopic myomectomy may be performed in cases of
infertility, uterine polyps and uterine fibroids.
Non-surgical alternatives to laparoscopic myomectomy
include oral contraceptive pills (for fibroids), intrauterine contraceptive
device and gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists. Abdominal and hysteroscopic
myomectomy are surgical alternatives.
with Laparoscopic Myomectomy:
Laparoscopic myomectomy is performed under general
anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware
during the procedure.
Complications from Laparoscopic Myomectomy:
Possible risks following laparoscopic myomectomy
include infection, bleeding, injury to the uterus and a negative reaction to
the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience recurrence of uterine polyps
after Laparoscopic Myomectomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
laparoscopic myomectomy is good. However, younger women are more likely than
menopausal women to experience a recurrence of fibroids.
from Laparoscopic Myomectomy:
Total recovery from laparoscopic myomectomy takes four to six weeks.