Fibroid Treatment The Microsurgery

{The Fibroid Treatment Clinic}{Wilderness Road}{Claremont}{8000}{Cape Town}{South Africa}{(721) 434-0180}
Wilderness Road 8000 Claremont, Cape Town
Phone: (721) 434-0180

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What is a Myomectomy?

Myomectomy surgery is a procedure to remove uterine fibroids, also known as leiomyomas. Fibroids are very common, affecting approximately 20-40% of all women within reproductive age, and they are noncancerous growths that appear in the uterus. Fibroids usually occur during childbearing years but they can develop at any age.

For your fibroids, your doctor may recommend a myomectomy operation if they are causing symptoms that interfere with your normal activities or are particularly troublesome. If you do need to address your fibroids, there are several myomectomy indications that it may be your best options, as opposed to a hysterectomy, and they include:

You plan to become pregnant.

Your physician suspects that fibroids may be affecting your fertility.

You wish to keep your uterus intact.

Myomectomy has a low complication rate but the procedure does pose a set of challenges that may be encountered. Myomectomy risks include

Excessive blood loss

Childbirth or pregnancy complications.

Scar tissue.

Uncontrolled bleeding or other abnormalities in addition to fibroids are found, resulting in the need for a hysterectomy.

Depending on the number, location and size of your fibroids, a surgeon may elect one of four surgical procedures to the myomectomy.

Laparoscopic Myomectomy - The surgeon makes a small incision in or near your belly button and then inserts a laparoscope into your abdomen and the surgeon performs the procedure with instruments inserted into other small incisions in your abdominal wall

Robotic Myomectomy - Similar to the small incisions in a laparoscopic myomectomy, instruments are inserted but with this method, the surgeon controls the movement of the instruments from a separate console.

An Abdominal Myomectomy - To access your uterus and remove the fibroids, the surgeon will make an open abdominal incision either with a horizontal bikini-line incision that runs about an inch above your pubic bone or a vertical incision that starts in the middle of your abdomen, extending from just below your navel to just above your pubic bone.

Hysteroscopic Myomectomy - With fibroids that bulge significantly into your uterine cavity, your surgeon may elect to accesses and remove the fibroids using instruments that are inserted through your vagina and cervix and into your uterus.

An Alternative to Myomectomy 

Luckily there is an alternate option known as Uterine Fibroid Embolisation, or UFE, that provides fibroid treatment much less invasively than a hysterectomy or myomectomy. With a UFE, a thin catheter is inserted into the radial artery of your wrist and then advanced into the blood vessels that supply your uterus. Next, tiny particles are injected through the catheter into the small arteries that supply the fibroid and it is starved of its oxygen and nutrient supply. The fibroid disappears as the uterine muscles heal and the positive effects are evident instantly in many cases.

At the Fibroid Treatment Clinic, you will be made completely comfortable and since we utilize conscious sedation, you will feel no pain during the sedation nor will you even have memory of the procedure afterwards. Although following the procedure there is a small amount of pain, much like period pains, recovery happens rapidly and you will find that the relief is instant. You owe it to yourself to imagine a life without fibroids without having to undergo invasive surgery

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