Maybe your doctor has told you that you need a myomectomy or polypectomy to get rid of those unwanted fibroids or polyps. Maybe he or she has also mentioned using the MyoSure tissue removal system to conduct the procedure. If so, you've come to the right place to learn about the MyoSure procedure!
First and foremost, the procedure is done on an outpatient basis. The entire procedure can take about 30 minutes. After administering an anesthetic, your doctor inserts an instrument—the MyoSure hysteroscope—through your vagina, allowing him or her to see inside your uterus to locate the abnormal tissue. A tool—the MyoSure tissue removal device—is inserted through the hysteroscope, then used to remove the tissue causing your abnormal bleeding. It's simple, effective and quick. And once the tissue is removed, your period may go back to normal!1
Here's why you can feel comfortable if your doctor has recommended the MyoSure procedure:
Effective: Studies have shown that hysteroscopic myomectomies are nearly 96.4% effective in resolving troublesome heavy bleeding. So there's a good chance that once that unwanted tissue is removed, your periods will go back to normal.1
Fast recovery: There are no incisions; your uterus is left fully intact. You should be able to resume your normal activities within a few days. Very few patients experience complications following the procedure.2
Preserve what matters most: If you are thinking about having children in the future, the MyoSure procedure offers a great option. Your uterus remains intact—all that's gone is that unwanted fibroid or polyp.
Step 1: Your doctor opens your cervix (the opening to the uterus) slightly by passing through your vagina and inserts a slender camera through your cervix and into your uterus, allowing him or her to see inside.
Step 2: Your doctor passes a slender wand through your vagina into your uterus. The side of the wand cuts the fibroid or polyp into tiny pieces and suctions the removed tissue through a small open window into the wand and out of your body.
Step 3: Once the fibroid or polyp has been taken away, the wand is removed from the uterus. Nothing is left in your body after the procedure.
1. Emanuel MH, Wamsteker K, Hart AA, Metz G, Lammes FB, Long-term results of hysteroscopic myomectomy for abnormal uterine bleeding. Obstet Gynecol. 1999;93:743-748 (II-2).
2. American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Uterine Fibroids: A Guide for Patients. Patient Information Series 2003.http://www.