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Myomectomy

The surgical removal of fibroids, which are tumours that grown within the muscle of the uterus, is called Myomectomy. The tumours can vary in size and number, and maybe the cause of long standing infertility or miscarriages, depending on their location. The procedure removes the tumours safely and improves chances of pregnancy.

At Srushti Fertility Centre, we offer Hysteroscopic Myomectomy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy and Laparotomy-Abdominal Myomectomy. Our special will determine which approach is best for you, depending on the number of fibroids to be removed, their location and size.

What happens during the procedure?

During a Hysteroscopic Myomectomy, we remove the fibroids through the cervix. Although it is done under general anaesthesia, no incision is made. You will be given a course of estrogen after the surgery to promote regrowth of the uterine lining. Recommended Hospital Stay: Half a day and Recovery time: 5-6 days.

In a Laparoscopic Myomectomy, the tumours are removed through a tiny incision, under general anaesthesia. Srushti has pioneered a vertical deep layered muscle repair technique through laparoscopic suturing that allows normal delivery even after removing large intramural fibroids. The recommended hospital stay is 1-2 days and recovery time is about 1 -2 weeks.

An Abdominal Myomectomy is an open surgery where the fibroids are removed via an incision in the abdomen, through a laparotomy. We recommend this method when you have multiple fibroids that are larger than 10cms. The surgery, which is performed under general anaesthesia, takes about 2 hours. The recommended hospital stay is 3 - 4 days and the recovery time is about 4-6 weeks.

The Srushti Approach

At Srushti, we understand that your time is precious and we work towards giving you solutions that are effective yet time efficient. Whenever possible, we choose a minimally invasive approach that allows for a quicker recovery. To accomplish this, our specialists sometimes prescribe hormone therapies to reduce the size of the fibroids, a few months before surgery. These therapies can produce menopause symptoms such as hot flashes and vaginal dryness, but they are temporary and disappear when you stop therapy.

“A myomectomy is not a permanent solution for fibroids – new ones usually grow in 25% of cases. However, it offers pain relief, reduced menstrual bleeding, improves fertility and removes the threat of miscarriage in many cases. At Srushti, our experience and expertise in this field has resulted in excellent success rates and many happy mothers.” – Dr. Samundi Sankari, Chief Surgeon.

For more information about Myomectomy, email us at sfrc@srushtihospital.com.