Myomectomy Specialist

Capital Women's Care

OB-GYNs located in Arlington, VA & McLean, VA

A myomectomy is a procedure in which the doctor removes uterine fibroids. The OB/GYNs at Capital Women's Care offer several options for myomectomy, including MyoSure’s® minimally invasive myomectomy, open surgery when needed, and fertility-sparing myomectomy for women who aren't finished building their family. Arlington and McLean, Virginia area patients don't have to live with the pain, excessive bleeding, and other problems caused by fibroids any longer.

Myomectomy Q&A

What is a myomectomy?

Myomectomy is a surgical procedure in which your Capital Women's Care OB/GYN removes your fibroids while leaving your uterus intact. It preserves utility and is thus called a fertility-sparing myomectomy.

The OB/GYNs at Capital Women's Care use the MyoSure tissue removal procedure, a highly advanced minimally invasive myomectomy technique. For severe fibroids, open surgery is also available.

How does the MyoSure myomectomy work?

Your OB/GYN performs the MyoSure myomectomy through the natural vaginal opening. After opening the cervix, your doctor places a laparoscope into the uterus.

Through the laparoscope's built-in miniature camera, your OB/GYN has a clear view of the uterine interior. Next, your OB/GYN uses a specialized wand to remove the fibroids after sectioning them into tiny pieces. The doctor withdraws the wand, and the procedure is then complete.

What is recovery after a myomectomy like?

While myomectomy is an outpatient procedure, you'll still need to allow for a few days of recovery time at home. You may have some cramping and pain for a day or two after the procedure, but your Capital Women's Care doctor can advise you regarding effective pain management if needed.

Most patients feel well enough to resume their routines after only a few days. Most patients experience a decrease in bleeding and pelvic pain following a myomectomy, so the temporary discomfort during recovery is usually well worth it.

Can you still get pregnant after myomectomy?

Yes, and in fact retaining fertility is one of the main reasons that women may opt for a myomectomy rather than a hysterectomy when they're dealing with problems like fibroids.

Your Capital Women's Care OB/GYN advises you about when to try to conceive, but in most cases, you can start trying right away. Because fibroids can sometimes cause infertility, it may be easier for you to conceive following a myomectomy.

Will the fibroids come back after a myomectomy?

Yes, it's possible that the fibroids could return after you have a myomectomy. Because of this, the doctor usually recommends that women who want to have a baby should begin trying to conceive soon.

Having fibroid problems like heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, or infertility? A myomectomy can help. Arrange a consultation with one of the Capital Women's Care OB/GYNs via the online appointment maker now for help.