Do you suffer from pelvic pain? Perhaps you’re searching for an endometriosis specialist? If you’re suffering from conditions such as infertility, pelvic pain, or fibroids and are looking for a specialist in New York City, NY, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Bozdogan. Dr. Bozdogan works at the Advanced Endometriosis Center and is a New York myomectomy specialist. The clinic specializes in treatment for endometriosis & fibroids.
What is a Myomectomy?
If you have fibroids your doctor may recommend that you have a myomectomy. Many women who have fibroids believe that they are cancerous, and this isn’t the case. Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that grow in the uterus.
A myomectomy is an operation to remove uterine fibroids. The procedure will vary for each individual woman. It depends on the location of the fibroids as to how the surgery is performed. The myomectomy can be carried out either through the pelvis or through the vagina.
Fibroids are often the cause of a woman’s infertility and having them removed usually enables the woman to get pregnant.
When to Have Surgery?
A woman will need to have a myomectomy to remove fibroids if she has severe symptoms, or if she is unable to get pregnant because of them. These types of growths can make conception difficult. If you’re receiving fertility treatment having fibroids may prevent IVF from taking place. If this is the case, the doctor will recommend that the fibroids are removed. Fibroids can also block the fallopian tubes, which will prevent an embryo from moving into the uterine cavity.
If a woman with fibroids becomes pregnant, they may also cause problems for the baby. Fibroids can affect the blood flow to the fetus, which will prevent it from growing properly. This could also induce early labor. In order to avoid issues during pregnancy, many women choose to have a Myomectomy to remove the fibroids.
How is a Myomectomy Performed?
The myomectomy operation varies depending on how large the fibroids are and also their location and number. Surgeons use different approaches, including abdominal or pelvis surgery or laparoscopic surgery, which is less invasive.
The most common type of myomectomy is known as open myomectomy. During this procedure, the doctor will make a small, horizontal incision in the patient’s abdomen above the pubic bone. Or a larger vertical incision which will run from below the belly button to the pubic bone.
One of the main advantages of having an open myomectomy is that all the fibroids can be removed at once. The doctor will be able to see and remove fibroids in all locations. The uterus can also be closed and allowed to heal before the woman attempts to conceive.
However, this operation does have some risks and disadvantages. One of the main disadvantages is that the doctor will need to make a larger incision. This will cause the woman more pain and will take her longer to recover. An open myomectomy has a recovery time of between six and eight weeks. There is also a higher risk of complications.