Myomectomy Treatment Offered in Baltimore

 

This animation shows the female reproductive organs and the location of benign uterine fibroid tumors. The robotic surgical system is also shown, along with a brief depiction of how a surgeon removes uterine fibroid tumors.

The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, provides patients comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic conditions and disorders. Our gynecologists are experienced and skilled in a variety of treatments including myomectomy.

What is Myomectomy?

Myomectomy is a surgery to remove non-cancerous growths in the uterus, called fibroids. Unlike hysterectomy, which removes your entire uterus, myomectomy removes only the fibroids and leaves your uterus intact. This difference is significant in order to preserve or improve a patient’s ability to bear children.

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How is Myomectomy performed?

Myomectomy may be performed several different ways, including the following:

  • Abdominal myomectomy – Completed through either a vertical or horizontal incision in the lower belly area where the fibroids are removed.
  • Laparoscopic myomectomy – A minimally invasive procedure completed through several small incisions in the abdomen. It is performed with the aid of a laparoscope, an instrument with a thin, lighted tube and small camera that allows your doctor to see your pelvic organs.
  • Hysteroscopic myomectomy – A minimally invasive procedure completed through the cervix and vagina. It is performed with the aid of a hysteroscope, an instrument with a thin, lighted tube and small camera that allows your doctor to see your pelvic organs.
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Who should receive a Myomectomy?

Myomectomy is a surgery used primarily to remove large or symptomatic uterine fibroids. The gynecologists at The Institute for Gynecologic Care will use your medical history, risk factor and a thorough examination to help determine whether myomectomy is a suitable treatment option for your condition.

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Dr. Kevin Audlin is a Board Certified, experienced doctor and skilled surgeon in The Gynecology Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

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