The MyoSure® device is used by a doctor to perform a myomectomy or polypectomy, which is a simple hysteroscopic procedure that gets rid of unwanted tissue, such as fibroids and polyps, without having to remove or even cut the uterus.
Your doctor opens your cervix (the opening to the uterus) slightly by passing through the body’s natural openings (i.e., through the vagina) and inserts a slender camera through your cervix and into your uterus, allowing him or her to see inside.
Your doctor passes a slender wand through your vagina into your uterus. The side of the wand gently 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.
Once the fibroid or polyp has been taken away, the wand is removed from the uterus. Nothing from the MyoSure tissue removal system is left in your body after the procedure.
If you’re of childbearing age and want to retain your ability to have children, the MyoSure procedure might be right for you.
The MyoSure procedure can be performed by your doctor right in their office.
The procedure takes about 10 minutes to complete – that’s it!
After having fibroids and polyps get in the way of life for so long, just think how quickly you can get back to what you enjoy most.
As with any medical procedure, there are potential risks to consider and discuss with your doctor when making your treatment decision.
MyoSure tissue removal system is intended to remove unwanted tissue from the uterus. During a MyoSure procedure, a trained gynecologist inserts the MyoSure device through your vagina and then removes the unwanted tissue from inside the uterus. Use of the MyoSure system is not appropriate for patients who are or may be pregnant, or have signs or symptoms of a pelvic infection, cervical cancer, or previously diagnosed uterine cancer. As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks including but not limited to internal injury, excessive bleeding, and complications related to anesthesia. Temporary side effects may include cramping, bleeding, fever, and nausea. This information is not medical advice. Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor to find out if the MyoSure procedure may be right for you.
1. McIlwaine P, McElhinney B, Karthigasu KA, Hart R. A prospective study of the use of the MyoSure resectoscope to manage endometrial polyps in an outpatient setting. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2015;55(5):482-486
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Know you’re dealing with fibroids? Search for the Acessa procedure or MyoSure procedure.
Suffering from heavy periods? Search for the NovaSure procedure.