Best Myomectomy (Fibroid Removal surgery) Doctors in India

Dr. Meenakshi Sundaram

Dr. Meenakshi Sundaram

Obstetrician, Gynaecologist, Endoscopist | Senior Director & HOD – Nephrology & Renal Transplantation; Apollo Spectra Hospital (Alwarpet) and Apollo Hospitals (Greams Road), Chennai | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Dr. Rama Joshi

Dr. Rama Joshi

Gynae – Oncologist | Director – Gynae Oncology & Robotic Surgery, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram, India | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Dr. Ruqaya Mir

Dr. Ruqaya Mir

Cancer Surgeon | Senior Consultant – Surgical Oncology; Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Dr. Buchun Mishra

Gynaecologist, Gynecologic Oncologist & Surgeon | Consultant of Gynecology & Gynae Oncology, Medanta – The Medicity, Gurugram | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Dr. Ajit Pai

Dr. Ajit Pai

Surgical Oncologist, Robotic Surgeon, General Surgeon | Senior Consultant, Apollo Cancer Center and Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, India | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Dr. Sonia Malik

IVF Expert | Founder, Chairman and MD – Southend Fertility & IVF Center | Max Smart Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Dr. Anuradha Kapur - Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket

Dr. Anuradha Kapur

Gynaecologist & Obstetrician | Senior Director & Head of Unit – Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, New Delhi | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Dr. Geeta Chadha

Gynaecologist & Obstetrician | Senior Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology; Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Dr. Suneeta Mittal Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram image

Dr. Suneeta Mittal

Gynaecologist & Obstetrician | Director & Head-Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Myomectomy (Fibroid Removal surgery)

Myomectomy is a surgical procedure done to remove fibroids, keeping the uterus intact. The goal of Myomectomy is to remove the symptoms-causing fibroids & reconstruct the uterus.

Uterine Fibroids are non-cancerous growths inside the uterus and generally develop during the child-bearing years. Fibroids could be very small, undetected by naked eye to huge ones that distort the structure of uterus and even put on extra weight. Fibroids can cause painful periods and abnormal periods and may hinder conceiving.

Factors that increase the risk of getting fibroids

  • Early onset of periods
  • Obesity
  • Having family history of fibroids
  • Never having given birth
  • Risk increases in late reproductive years
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Hypertension
  • Smoking
  • Having had a multiple birth
  • Use of the oral contraceptive pill

Symptoms of Fibroids

  • Prolonged periods
  • Anaemia
  • Frequent urination
  • A pressure on the bladder, bowel or back
  • Lower back ache
  • A swelling in the abdomen
  • Pain during periods & intercourse

Diagnosis of Fibroids

  • A gynaecological examination.
  • Pelvic ultrasound.
  • During surgery for other conditions.

The three surgical approaches to myomectomy

Abdominal Myomectomy

In this approach, an abdominal incision is made to access the uterus & remove the fibroids. One the following two incisions are used to enter the pelvic cavity.

  • A horizontal bikini-line incision which runs about an inch above your pubic bone & causes less pain.
  • A vertical incision which starts in the middle of the abdomen and extends from just below the navel to just above the pubic bone.

Laparoscopic or Robotic Myomectomy

Laparoscopic myomectomy

A small incision is made in or near the bellybutton. A laparoscope, a narrow tube fitted with a camera, is inserted into the abdomen. The surgery is performed with instruments inserted through other small incisions in the abdominal wall.

Robotic myomectomy

Instruments are inserted through small incisions and the movement of instruments is controlled by the surgeon from a separate console.

Hysteroscopic Myomectomy

The fibroids are accessed & removed using instruments that are inserted through the vagina and cervix into the uterus.

FAQs

How long does it take to heal from myomectomy surgery?

Recovery time depends on the procedure. For abdominal myomectomy the recovery time is four to six weeks; for laparoscopic myomectomy its two to four weeks & for hysteroscopic myomectomy, its two to three days.

What happens if fibroids go untreated?

If left untreated, fibroids can continue to grow, both in size and number. As they take over the uterus, the symptoms will become worse.

How long after myomectomy can the patient get pregnant?

After a myomectomy, wait at least three months before attempting conception to allow the uterus enough healing time.

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