Fibroid Myomectomy

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Myomectomy Fibroid Specialist Near Me in Evergreen Park, IL, and Mokena, IL
Myomectomy Fibroid Specialist Near Me in Evergreen Park, IL, and Mokena, IL

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How long might it take to recover from Myomectomy Fibroid?
Is Myomectomy a major surgery?
What size do fibroids need surgery?

How long might it take to recover from Myomectomy Fibroid?

Myomectomy fibroid refers to a surgical procedure in which non-cancerous fibroids are removed from a woman’s uterus, leaving the uterus intact.

As this is a surgical procedure, there will be a period of recovery time following the surgery.

This will vary from one person to the next, depending on how invasive the surgery was, and how many fibroids had to be removed.

Typical recovery time from myomectomy fibroid uterine surgery can take around four to six weeks.

Myomectomy surgery can be chosen over a full hysterectomy, which removes the uterus completely, for women who still want to have children and want to keep their uterus.

Fibroids in the uterus can impact and affect a woman’s fertility, making it difficult for her to conceive.

There are a few different options for myomectomy surgery, depending on the number, size, and location of the fibroids in the uterus.

The different types of surgery will impact recovery time as they vary in their invasiveness.
Your surgeon will determine which surgery is needed based on your individual situation and can let you know what to expect before, during, and after your surgery.

The three different types of surgery for myomectomy surgery are:

– Abdominal myomectomy requires a low, horizontal incision across the abdomen.
– Laparoscopic or robotic myomectomy involves a small incision near or in the belly button, through which a laparoscope is inserted to show where the fibroids are. Additional small incisions are made in the abdominal wall to remove the fibroids themselves.
– Hysteroscopic myomectomy removes the fibroids through the vagina and cervix.

Is Myomectomy a major surgery?

Myomectomy surgery is considered to be major surgery.

Major surgery is defined as any surgical procedure which requires an overnight stay in the hospital and additional recovery time in the hospital.

With myomectomy fibroid uterine surgery, there are three different options for surgery that will determine how long the patient needs to remain in the hospital.

An abdominal myomectomy is the most invasive, as it requires an incision across the abdomen and will require the patient to be in the hospital for a couple of days.

Laparoscopic myomectomy is less invasive, although it will typically require the patient to stay overnight in the hospital for observation.

The last option is hysteroscopic myomectomy which may be performed on an outpatient basis without having to stay overnight, although it is recommended that you get someone to drive you to and from the hospital for your procedure.

Your surgeon will let you know which surgical procedure will be best for you, based on the size, number, and location of your fibroids. They can also let you know what you need to prepare for your surgery, what you can expect during the procedure, and what to expect for your recovery.

At Women’s Healthcare of Illinois, our experienced team can determine the best course of treatment for uterine fibroids.

What size do fibroids need surgery?

Uterine fibroids can vary in size, being as small as a pea up to the size of a grapefruit.
These fibroids are non-cancerous, however, they can interfere with a woman’s ability to conceive, as well as cause heavy menstruation and painful pelvic pressure.

For these reasons, it is recommended that women have them removed in order to relieve the symptoms that they cause.

There are multiple types of surgery available, which range in invasiveness and will impact recovery time.

Women will need to consult with their doctor and a surgeon to determine the best surgical option based on their fibroids.

Myomectomy surgery is considered to be major surgery, with recovery time taking up to six weeks post-operation.

Women’s Healthcare of Illinois has a team of experts in women’s issues and will be able to work with you to diagnose what is causing your symptoms of pain or heavy bleeding and determine if surgical intervention is needed.  We serve patients from Evergreen Park IL, Mokena IL, Chicago Ridge IL, Oak Lawn IL, Hickory Hills IL, Bridgeview IL, and Bedford Park IL.

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