Intra-uterine fibroid surgery removes fibroids, or firm tumours, that can occur in the uterus.
What is intra-uterine fibroid surgery?
Intra-uterine fibroid surgery (myomectomy) is carried out by a gynaecologist to remove fibroids from the uterus. The surgery can be laparoscopy (small incision surgery) or open surgery through a larger incision in the abdomen. Myomectomy is a way to remove fibroids without removing the whole uterus, which enables some women to still get pregnant.
What does intra-uterine fibroid surgery treat?
Uterine fibroids are lumps that grow on the uterus, often causing heavy menstrual bleeding, cramps, pain during intercourse, and a need to urinate more than usual. Fibroids are usually non-cancerous.
Not all fibroids require surgery, but intra-uterine fibroid surgery is often recommended for:
- Heavy menstrual bleeding or anemia
- Fibroids that grow after menopause
- Fibroids that could cause miscarriages or make getting pregnant difficult
- Fibroids that cause pelvic pain and pressure
- The risk of cancer
Intra-uterine fibroid surgery results
Intra-uterine fibroid surgery eliminates pain and discomfort caused by fibroids in most patients, and is a good option for women who might still want to try to get pregnant.
Preparing for intra-uterine fibroid surgery
Patients may need to follow specific advice around what to eat and drink before intra-uterine fibroid surgery.
What to expect with intra-uterine fibroid surgery
Intra-uterine fibroid surgery involves the gynaecologist first making one or more small incisions. A tiny camera (laparoscope) to view the area and surgical instruments are then inserted to perform the surgery.
Recovery after intra-uterine fibroid surgery
After surgery, the patient is taken to a recovery room to be monitored in case there are any complications. The procedure does not require an overnight stay, and it is recommended that the patient has someone on-hand to drive them home.
Get intra-uterine fibroid surgery with Centric Health
Many men and women from across Canada and all over the world choose Centric Health Surgical Centres for intra-uterine fibroid surgery. Our gynaecologists have years of experience and excellence in performance and outcome with this procedure. They are committed to helping relieve any pain and discomfort, and ensuring as quick a recovery as possible. Combined with our patient-centred philosophy, we aim to provide all our patients with a compassionate, caring, and rewarding experience.
Next steps: Book your fibroid surgery consultation
If you are ready to discuss intra-uterine fibroid surgery with our gynaecologists, contact us to learn more and request a consultation today. To discover your health options your patient care coordinator will discuss:
- Your medical history
- Potential risks and complications