Depending on the size and location of your fibroids you may be a candidate for a laparoscopic myomectomy . Laparoscopic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery in which small incisions (cuts) between 0.5 to 1 cm are made on the abdominal wall through which an instrument called a laparoscope can be placed. The laparoscope allows the surgeon to visualize inside the abdomen and pelvis. The abdominal cavity is able to be visualized by distending it with an absorbable gas, typically, carbon dioxide. Small instruments can be placed through the small incisions allowing the surgeon to remove the fibroids and repair the uterus with suture without the need for a large surgical incision. Patients must receive general anesthesia during the procedure and typically stay overnight in the hospital for monitoring.
The advantages of laparoscopy over traditional abdominal surgery include a shorter post-operative hospital stay, less, blood loss, smaller incisions, a shorter recovery interval, and less pain.