A myomectomy is a fertility-sparing procedure to remove fibroids, while leaving the uterus intact. The type of myomectomy your doctor recommends depends on the size and location of your fibroids.
When it comes to laparoscopic myomectomy vs. abdominal myomectomy, the laparoscopic procedure is best because it is minimally invasive. Keeping the incisions as small as possible leads to less pain, fewer complications, and a much faster recovery.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Laparoscopic Myomectomy?
The vast majority of myomectomies can be performed using advanced laparoscopic techniques. There are some limitations and concerns regarding using the laparoscopic method.
A laparoscope is a slender a narrow lighted tube fitted with a camera. Your surgeon makes a small incision in or near your bellybutton. Then he or she inserts a laparoscope into your abdomen. Your surgeon performs the surgery with instruments inserted through other small incisions in your abdominal wall.
If the surgery is being done robotically, your surgeon will control the instruments remotely using a robotic arm.
Benefits of Laparoscopic Myomectomy vs. Abdominal Myomectomy
Laparascopic myomectomy vs. abdominal myomectomy provides considerable benefits, such as: