A myomectomy is a surgical procedure to remove polyps (benign overgrowths of the uterus lining or cervix) or fibroids (benign overgrowths of the uterus muscle) while keeping a woman’s uterus (womb) and her ability to have children intact.
For women of childbearing age, polyps and fibroids can cause heavy menstrual flow (defined as soaking a tampon or a pad every two hours or less OR periods that last longer than eight days) and pelvic pain. They may also interfere with a woman’s fertility.
Brookings Health System offers minimally invasive laparoscopic and da Vinci robotic myomectomy options. In both procedures, a gynecologic surgeon accesses and removes polyps and fibroids through small abdominal incisions. Your gynecologist will help determine which procedure is right for you.
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