Myomectomy is a surgical procedure to remove uterine fibroids — also called leiomyomas . Fibroids are common, noncancerous tumors of the muscular layer of the uterus Fibroids usually develop during childbearing years, and regress after menopause. Depending on the size and location in the uterus they can cause a variety of symptoms.
The surgeon’s goal during a myomectomy is to take out symptom-causing fibroids and reconstruct the uterus. Unlike a hysterectomy, which removes your entire uterus, a myomectomy removes only the fibroids and leaves your uterus.
Endometriosis surgery – also called resection of endometriosis. Endometriosis is abnormal uterine lining tissue growing in your pelvis in places other than the lining of the uterus. Depending on the size and location of the tissue they can cause a variety of symptoms.
The surgeon’s goal during an endometriosis surgery is to take out symptom-causing endometriosis implanting in your pelvis. Unlike a hysterectomy, which removes your entire uterus, endometriosis surgery removes only the Endometriosis implants and leaves your uterus intact. The goal o relief chronic pelvic pain, painful menstruation, painful intercourse, bladder and bowel urgency.
Uterine artery embolization or Uterine Fibroid Embolization is a non-invasive, non-surgical, highlyeffective alternative to hysterectomy. A group of highly trained Interventional Radiologists that we work with will insert a catheter into an artery through a very tiny incision at the top of the thigh. Using X-Ray imaging, they will first direct the catheter into the artery feeding your fibroids and uterus; second, they will inject tiny particles to occlude that artery that can shrink your fibroids, sometimes significant enough to reduce your symptoms. Please schedule your consultation with us to confirm that you are a candidate for this procedure.
Although there are no single best approaches to uterine fibroids or endometriosis, many treatment options exist depending whether fertility is desired or not. Some medications for fibroids and endometriosis target
hormones that regulate menstrual cycles; others are designed to decrease the inflammatory process caused by them.