Myomectomy is a surgical procedure to remove uterine fibroids — also called leiomyomas. These are common noncancerous growths that appear in the uterus, usually during childbearing years. Goal of the surgeon during myomectomy is to take out symptom-causing fibroids and conserve the uterus. Only women with submucosal fibroids projecting inside the endometrial cavity are eligible for a hysteroscopic myomectomy. This is a incision less surgery.
During the procedure, a long, slender hysteroscope is placed through the cervix into the uterine cavity. Fluid is introduced into the uterine cavity to lift apart the walls of the uterus. Instruments passed through the hysteroscope are used to remove the submucosal fibroids. After the procedure, you will be able to go home on the same day. You may experience cramping and light bleeding after the procedure. Recovery involves few days of resting at home.
Hysteroscopy is a quick procedure with a fast and easy recovery. It avoids the discomfort, hospitalization, expense, and longer recovery of abdominal surgery.
This is a day care procedure. The patient can go home the same day.