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Private Practice: Since 1980 to the present
Board-Certified: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellowship: Infertility, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL
Residency: Ob/Gyn, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL and
Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL
MD: University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School
Instructor: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Christ Community Hospital,
MacNeal Memorial Hospital and Palos Community Hospital
Dr. Miller

Welcome to our health education library. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.

MyomectomyMiomectom­a

Myomectomy

Myomectomy is a surgical procedure to remove uterine fibroids. This procedure may preserve your uterus and your ability to have children.

Before Your Surgery

Depending on which procedure you and your doctor choose, you may be asked to do the following:

  • Have tests that your doctor has ordered.

  • Stop eating and drinking 10 hours before surgery.

  • Take medications as prescribed by your doctor to shrink fibroids.

  • Stop taking aspirin or ibuprofen 2 weeks before surgery. Tell your doctor what other medications you take and ask whether you should stop them.

  • Arrange for a ride home after surgery.

Cutaway view of uterus

Types of Myomectomy Procedures

Abdominal

Your doctor makes incisions in your abdomen and uterus to remove the fibroids. Then the uterus is repaired and the incisions are closed.

Laparoscopic

Your doctor inserts a laparoscope and other surgical instruments through half-inch incisions in your abdomen. One or more incisions are made in your uterus to remove the fibroids. Then the uterus is repaired and the incisions are closed.

Hysteroscopic

A hysteroscope is inserted into the vagina. An electrical instrument is used to remove the fibroids from your uterus.

Call Your Doctor If You Have:

  • Severe or increasing pain

  • Fever or chills

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Redness or swelling around your incision

  • Persistent or heavy vaginal bleeding

Publication Source: National Uterine Fibroids Foundation

Online Source: National Uterine Fibroids Foundation

Date Last Reviewed: 2004-10-20T00:00:00-06:00

Date Last Modified: 2000-12-01T00:00:00-07:00

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