The myomectomy is also known as the fibroidectomy. This is a development that refers to surgically removing what are known as uterine leiomyomas. These are also known as fibroids. Contrary to the hysterectomy, the myomectomy in Hilton Head ensures that the woman’s uterus is preserved. She is therefore also able to remain reproductive should she still be of age. Now, the presence of fibroids does not always necessitate the removal thereof.
Removal of the fibroids may only ever be necessary in the event that the patient is experiencing persistent pain or pressure. There could be abnormal bleeding. And most seriously, the presence of fibroids could interfere with the woman’s reproduction purposes. The fibroids usually have to be quite large to be removed. Also, it could be growing in areas where it bulges into the endometrial cavity. Allowing such growth to continue could result in major cavity distortion.
Treatment options open to the patient will certainly include medical therapy. But it need not go any further than observation. Medical therapy, by the way, includes the hysterectomy, uterine artery embolization and high-intensity focused ultrasound ablation. The myomectomy can also be performed in a number of ways. It will almost always depend on location, size and the number of lesions required.
And it is usually left up to the experienced presiding surgeon to make the call. During the surgical procedure, no more than a general or a spinal anesthesia would be needed to sedate the patient. The traditional myomectomy procedure remains that of the laparotomy. But it usually does require a full abdominal incision. This would be done vertically or horizontally. But no more than two incisions may be required.
And so recovery from surgery could last no more than six to eight weeks.