Laparoscopic Myomectomy ? Treating Fibroids with Ease

Date :21-Mar-2017

The incidence of fibroid growth in women are increasing day by day. Though benign or non-cancerous, these lumps of tissues effect health by creating irregularities in menstrual cycle which in turn leads to infertility. Fibroids are removed by the process of myomectomy. With the advancement of technology, laparoscopic myomectomy is becoming a common treatment procedure for fibroids.

Symptoms of fibroid

Usually formed during the reproductive years, uterine fibroids are found in the inner walls of the uterus. In some cases, when the size of fibroid is negligible, they do not require any treatment. Concerns arise when the fibroids grow steadily and affect the normal well-being of the patient which demands treatments like laparoscopic myomectomy. The most common symptoms associated with uterine fibroids are as follows.

  • Irregular, prolonged or heavy periods
  • Pelvic pain or irritation
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Constant need or urge for urination
  • Pain in the back or legs
  • Constipation
  • Pain during sexual intercourse

Laparoscopic myomectomy

Laparoscopic myomectomy is a minimally invasive surgical technique to remove uterine fibroids without harming the uterus. It is a procedure that helps in retaining the womb while removing the growth through minimal incisions.

Removing fibroids with Laparoscopic myomectomy

The procedure for laparoscopic myomectomy is performed under general anaesthesia. The surgeon creates tiny incisions with size of about 5mm around the abdomen. Laparoscope, the instrument with tiny camera, is inserted through these incisions granting the surgeon a clear view of fallopian tubes, ovaries and uterus on the monitor attached to the instrument.
The fibroid is removed by the surgeon based on these images with the help of other instruments inserted through the incisions. Laparoscopic myomectomy is a comparatively safer technique which requires very less recovery time. The procedure has a very high success rate and is safe in terms of chances for future pregnancies.
Being minimally invasive ensures very low blood loss. The post-operative pain and scarring are limited in laparoscopic myomectomy
Rashmi Hospital, an advanced laparoscopic centre in Bangalore ensures the best laparoscopic procedures for relief from a wide range of disorders.




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