While uterine fibroid embolization is a less invasive procedure performed by an interventional radiologist, a myomectomy is performed by a gynecologist and is slightly more invasive. Dr. Suzanne Slonim explains the procedure further.
“A myomectomy is a procedure where the gynecologist usually laparoscopically puts ports into the pelvis, it’s done under general anesthesia, and makes a small incision in the muscle of the uterus, and sort of scoops out the fibroid and takes it out. Now if it’s too big to come out through the port hole, they can do, they can grind it up essentially, and make it small enough to fit out through the port.”
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