Myomectomy is a surgical procedure to remove uterine fibroids. This procedure may preserve your uterus and your ability to have children.
Depending on which procedure you and your doctor choose, you may be asked to do the following:
Have tests that your doctor has ordered.
Stop eating and drinking 10 hours before surgery.
Take medications as prescribed by your doctor to shrink fibroids.
Stop taking aspirin or ibuprofen 2 weeks before surgery. Tell your doctor what other medications you take and ask whether you should stop them.
Arrange for a ride home after surgery.
Your doctor makes incisions in your abdomen and uterus to remove the fibroids. Then the uterus is repaired and the incisions are closed.
Your doctor inserts a laparoscope and other surgical instruments through half-inch incisions in your abdomen. One or more incisions are made in your uterus to remove the fibroids. Then the uterus is repaired and the incisions are closed.
A hysteroscope is inserted into the vagina. An electrical instrument is used to remove the fibroids from your uterus.
Publication Source: National Uterine Fibroids Foundation
Online Source: National Uterine Fibroids Foundation
Date Last Reviewed: 2004-10-20T00:00:00-06:00
Date Last Modified: 2000-12-01T00:00:00-07:00
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