Uterine Fibroids are a very common problem in Gynecology. These fibroids, or myomas, are growths on the uterus, which can vary drastically in size and shape, can occur on the outside wall of the uterus (called a subserosal myoma), inside of the uterine wall’s structure (called an intramural myoma), or inside the uterine cavity itself (called a submucosal myoma). Patients suffering from myomas can experience pain, bleeding, and even infertility problems, and as such, these fibroids are best removed as expediently as possible. Here at Surgery of Tomorrow, we offer two distinct treatments for these fibroids.
Firstly, for Sub-Serosal and Intramural Myomas, we offer Laparoscopic Myomectomy treatments, wherein laparoscopic instruments are used to remove the myoma. This allows for a very small incision site, and minimalizes recovery time. Through a pioneering technique perfected by Dr. Shifrin, we are able to dramatically minimize blood loss in patients undergoing this procedure, and via laparoscopic suturing, we can close the uterine incision site on the spot. With our Surgeons’ expertise, and the advanced technology at our disposal, a Laparoscopic Myomectomy at Surgery of Tomorrow routinely takes only one hour, patients are free to return home that same day, and can return normal activities within one week!
Secondly, for Sub-Mucosal Myomas, we offer a specialized procedure called the Myosure Hysteroscopic Myomectomy, wherein our physicians access the uterus vaginally, with no incision. This procedure is simpler and less invasive than a Laparoscopic Myomectomy, and so it lasts only 30 minutes. Additionally, due to the minimal nature of the procedure, patients return home the same day, and can typically return to work on the next day, with minimal disruption to the patient’s routine.