Atlanta Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Center
Nathan Mordel, MD
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeon Located In Piedmont and Northside Atlanta, Northside Duluth, GA
A myomectomy is a procedure for removing fibroids, which are benign growths that can develop in your uterus. Laparoscopic myomectomy is a technique that ensures minimal tissue damage during your procedure and is a specialty of Nathan Mordel, MD, and the team at Atlanta Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Center (AMIGS) in Atlanta. If you have fibroids that are causing pain and excessive menstrual bleeding, call Atlanta Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Center or book an appointment online.
Laparoscopic Myomectomy Q & A
What is laparoscopic myomectomy?
Laparoscopic myomectomy is a procedure you might need to undergo if you have uterine fibroids. These are benign growths that often don’t cause any problems, but in some women can cause heavy menstrual bleeding and abdominal pain.
There are several methods available for removing uterine fibroids. Laparoscopic myomectomy removes fibroids growing within the uterine muscle or outside the uterus. This procedure requires a highly skilled surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery.
The advantages of a laparoscopic procedure are many. Patients usually go home the same day, the recovery time is faster and less painful, and the cosmetic outcome is better. Most of the cases at Atlanta Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Center are performed laparoscopically or robotically.
What is a robotic laparoscopic myomectomy?
Robotic laparoscopic myomectomy is a minimally invasive approach to removing uterine fibroids so you can avoid traditional open surgery. The highly experienced gynecologists at Atlanta Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Center specialize in robotic surgeries, including robotic laparoscopic myomectomy.
At the start of the operation, your surgeon makes five small incisions in your abdomen that are from ¼-½ inches long. Using these incisions, they guide the da Vinci® Surgical System to remove the fibroid material.
Your gynecologist controls the da Vinci robot using a computerized console. From there they perform the precise movements necessary to make incisions and take out the fibroids. The robot is carrying out your surgery, but it is under the complete control of your surgeon at all times.
What are the advantages of laparoscopic myomectomy?
Laparoscopic myomectomy offers numerous benefits in comparison to traditional open surgery. Advantages of laparoscopic surgery include:
- Significant reduction in pain
- Minimal blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Shorter stay in hospital
- Faster recovery
- Less risk of infection
- Minimal scarring
- Better outcomes
Patients typically return home the same day that they have their surgery. Within three weeks you can resume your normal routine, but with an improved quality of life, regular menstrual periods, and no pressure or discomfort in your pelvic or abdominal region.
If you are having problems with your periods, call Atlanta Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Center or book an appointment online.