Until recently, women who have suffered through the painful and discomforting symptoms of benign uterine growths have had few alternatives to invasive surgical resection. However, an innovative new procedure, known as the MyoSure® tissue removal system, is now offered at La Peer Health Systems on an outpatient basis. MyoSure utilizes advanced minimally invasive technology to remove benign uterine growths and resolve irregular bleeding while retaining a fully functional uterus.
The La Peer Health Systems Department of Gynecology boasts an expert team of Los Angeles gynecologists, led by renowned OB-GYN Peyman Banooni, MD. At La Peer Health Systems, our patients benefit from our physicians/' expertise in the most advanced procedures in the field of Gynecology, as well as their dedication to high-quality patient-centered healthcare.
To learn more about the MyoSure procedure or to schedule your initial consultation with one of our gynecologists, you may contact us at 855.360.9119.
What Are Uterine Fibroids?
A fibroid is a non-cancerous growth of tissue that develops within the walls of the uterus. Left untreated, fibroids will typically continue to grow throughout the menstrual cycle and can lead to the following symptoms:
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Irregular bleeding
- Pelvic pain and cramping
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Frequent urination
- Lower back pain
In most cases, uterine fibroids are asymptomatic and may be monitored through routine gynecological exams. However, fibroids that continue to grow and cause painful or discomforting symptoms may be safely and effectively treated with the MyoSure procedure.
What Does the MyoSure Procedure Involve?
MyoSure is a minimally invasive procedure that utilizes a camera-equipped instrument, known as a hysteroscope, to locate and remove fibroids from within the uterus. During the hysteroscopic procedure, our expert gynecologists pass the hysteroscope through the vagina and cervix and into the uterus.
Once inside the uterus, the side of the instrument is used to gently cut the fibroids into tiny pieces while leaving the uterine lining (endometrium) in tact. The removed fibroid tissue is then suctioned into the core of the device and the hysteroscope is removed from the uterus. Nothing is left in the body after this procedure. The MyoSure technique can be completed in 30 minutes under local or general anesthesia and is performed at the La Peer outpatient center in Beverly Hills.
Is MyoSure Right For Me?
The MyoSure procedure is an effective treatment for women with heavy periods or irregular menstrual bleeding due to benign fibroid growths within the uterus. Often, uterine fibroids do not cause any bothersome symptoms and may only require routine monitoring or hormonal medication.
Women who are experiencing heavy or long-lasting periods due to pelvic infection or non-benign conditions, such as cervical malignancies and endometrial cancer, are not candidates for the MyoSure procedure. Additionally, the MyoSure procedure is not recommended for women who are or may be pregnant. Our expert gynecologists can help determine if the MyoSure procedure is the right choice for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How common are uterine fibroids?
A: An estimated 1 in 5 women are diagnosed with uterine fibroids at some point in their lives. Fibroids are most common during childbearing age and until menopause, when hormonal changes limit growth of the benign tissue.
Q: How safe is the MyoSure procedure?
A: MyoSure is a minimally invasive procedure that is safer and more effective than traditional resection techniques that require surgical incisions. Based on data from recent clinical studies, the complication rate for MyoSure is less than two percent.
Q: What can I expect after the MyoSure procedure?
A: Following the MyoSure procedure, some women may experience minor cramping or nausea. Most patients feel back to normal within 1-2 days after the procedure. It may take up to 3 months for the body to fully heal and for you to return to a normal menstrual cycle.
Contact a Los Angeles Gynecologist
Led by renowned gynecologist & obstetrician, Peyman Banooni, MD, the La Peer Health Systems Department of Gynecology boasts the most advanced procedures available for the treatment of a variety of female genitourinary conditions. Housed in a start-of-the art outpatient center in Beverly Hills, our physicians are dedicated to providing high-quality, patient-centered healthcare.
To learn more about the MyoSure® procedure, you may contact us by calling 855.360.9119 or by filling out our online contact form to schedule your initial consultation. You can also learn more by visiting our specialty department website, the Surgical Gynecology Center of Excellence.
Dr. Peyman Banooni MD practices obstetrics & gynecology in Beverly Hills, California and Los Angeles, California. read more