Myomectomy is the most effective and least invasive way of removing fibroids. Patients looking for myomectomy West London can visit one of Mr Philippe de Rosnay’s clinics and benefit from his expert care and experience in gynaecology and laparoscopic surgery. Myomectomy is the medical term for the surgical removal of fibroids from the uterus, without the need to remove the uterus.
How is Myomectomy Carried Out?
Myomectomy is a procedure which is usually relatively quick, and recovery is quick too. There are options as to which kind of myomectomy surgery a patient can have. It is usually a decision you make with your doctor.
The traditional surgery, known as abdominal or open myomectomy is less common now. It allows for the removal of fibroids without hysterectomy but is quite invasive as it involves an incision in the abdomen which can be quite long. It is most suitable for patients with subserosal or intramural fibroids, though it will depend on the size and number of fibroids too.
Mr de Rosnay can carry out abdominal myomectomy where necessary but usually it is possible to opt for laparoscopic myomectomy or hysteroscopic myomectomy. It is very similar to the open myomectomy except there is no need for a large incision. Instead key-hold surgery techniques are used, and it can be more precise in targeting the fibroids. Mr de Rosnay is a highly experienced laparoscopic surgeon who regularly carries out myomectomy surgery, helping women who may be struggling due to pain and other symptoms from fibroids.
The final approach to this kind of surgery is hysteroscopic myomectomy. This kind of surgery is once again a minimally invasive procedure. It uses a hysteroscope to remove some kinds of fibroids. The fibroids must be less than 5cm in size and once found, they can be cut into small strips using another tool to allow for safe removal.
Why do I need Myomectomy Surgery?
Myomectomy is only necessary when fibroids are causing the patient problems. Many women live with fibroids with no symptoms at all, but others will experience one or more of the below:
- Menstrual problems: some patients may experience very heavy periods which may even lead to anaemia. They can cause irregular periods and also severe menstrual cramps.
- Abdominal swelling: some patients may experience inflammation and swelling of the abdomen. This can in turn lead bowel and urinary problems.
- Infertility symptoms: some women experiencing infertility will discover fibroids are part of the problem.
These are the main symptom areas where you might seek further treatment. One form of treatment may be myomectomy but every patient’s experience is different.
Appointments for Fibroids and Myomectomy West London
Mr Philippe de Rosnay’s clinic and surgeries ensure patients can see an expert about their problem. Many women do not know they have fibroids. An appointment with an experienced gynaecologist is the first step in getting the right treatment for the condition. Mr Philippe de Rosnay offers appointments across West London at a number of clinics. You can contact his team directly to arrange an appointment at any of his clinic locations.