Hysteroscopic myomectomy is a type of uterine fibroids treatment used to treat submucosal fibroids or uterine fibroids (non-cancerous growths) that are located just underneath the lining of the uterus.
There are no incisions in this procedure to treat fibroids. Instead, surgeons use a hysteroscope, a thin, telescope-like instrument with a camera that is inserted through the vagina and into the cervix to view and remove fibroids. The tool is fitted with a wire loop that uses high-frequency electrical current for cutting. The loop is placed around the fibroid, then the fibroid is cut loose and removed through the vagina.
Hysteroscopic myomectomy is an outpatient procedure that takes about an hour to perform and has a short recovery time and few complications.
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