Myomectomy for Fibroid Removal in Atlanta, GA

A myomectomy is a procedure that removes fibroids from the uterus while still leaving the uterus intact.

Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths that typically develop during childbearing years. These masses can distort or expand the uterus in such a way that becoming pregnant may be difficult since a fertilized egg may not be able to attach to the uterine wall. 

Discover personalized care and expert guidance at Buckhead Urogynecology under the trusted hands of our board-certified urogynecologist, Dr. Joye K. Lowman. Schedule an appointment at our urogynecology clinic in Atlanta, GA by requesting an appointment online today.

In many cases, you may not experience any symptoms from fibroids. They are discovered through a pelvic exam or ultrasound. When fibroids are symptomatic, common issues include:

  • Abnormally heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Frequent urination
  • Constipation
  • Pelvic pain

Dr. Lowman may recommend removing fibroids if you are planning to bear children or you are having difficulty getting pregnant. 

Why Would a Myomectomy be Performed Over a Hysterectomy?

What are the Advantages & Disadvantages of a Hysterectomy ?

A hysterectomy is a surgery that removes the entire uterus. Since this surgery eliminates the possibility of becoming pregnant, it is not an option for women desiring fertility.  It is the only definitive therapy however, and eliminates the possibility that your fibroids could grow back. This option is recommended for women that have completed childbearing. It can be performed in many cases without visible incisions with same day discharge home.

Myomectomy Advantages & Disadvantages

Since this surgery does not remove the uterus, a myomectomy is typically performed on younger women with fibroid issues who may want to become pregnant in the future. This option requires incisions but can be performed robotically with same day discharge.

What are the Types of Myomectomy Surgery?

The type of myomectomy that a patient receives depends on the location, number, and size of the fibroids. There are three main ways this procedure can be performed:

Abdominal Myomectomy

Abdominal myomectomy describes a procedure where fibroids are removed through an incision in the lower abdomen or a “bikini cut”. This requires general anesthesia but may be performed as an outpatient (same day discharge). All visible fibroids are removed and the uterus is repaired using absorbable suture. 

Laparoscopic or Robotic-Assisted Myomectomy

Robotic assisted myomectomy involves the use of small incisions and robotic technology to access the pelvis, uterus and fibroids. Fibroids will be removed by small camera-guided instruments inserted into the incisions. This method will require general anesthesia but same day discharge is expected. All visible fibroids are removed and the uterus is repaired using absorbable suture.

Hysteroscopic Myomectomy

Hysteroscopic myomectomy is a procedure that removes fibroids vaginally.  This procedure is performed in the office with sedation and does not require incisions. Recovery is quick with no downtime making this an ideal option for women with Submucosal fibroids.   

Schedule a Myomectomy Consultation in Atlanta, GA

If you are feeling any symptoms of uterine fibroids, including infertility, talk to our board-certified urogynecologist, Dr. Joye K. Lowman. Dr. Lowman has years of experience treating women with uterine fibroid-related issues. Schedule an appointment at Buckhead Urogynecology in Atlanta, GA by calling (404) 963-1544.