MYOMECTOMY Specialist 

 Ulas Bozdogan, MD, FACOG

Endometriosis & Fibroids Specialist located in Hackensack, NJ and New York City, NY

Dr. Bozdogan is a recognized leader in advanced robotic surgery. He has carried out more than 3,000 Laparoscopic and robotic surgeries over the course of his career. An avid believer in life long learning, he attends numerous conferences at the national and international level.

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What is myomectomy?

The surgical removal of fibroids (leiomyomata; singular, leiomyoma; -ectomy, removal of).Fibroids are swirls of fibrous tissue that occupy and interfere with the wall of your uterus (womb). Although benign, when they increase in size to the point at which they impair your ability to stop bleeding during a period, act as an obstruction to conception, increase the risk of miscarriage, or cause chronic pain, they should be eliminated. There are many ways to do this, but the definitive method is via surgical removal.

Myomectomy Specialist

Dr. Ulas Bozdogan is a specialist in removing fibroids. First, he is a gynecologist, board-certified by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; second, he has performed thousands d surgeries in treating them, which eminently qualifies him as a “specialist,” crucial when a woman wants to preserve her child-bearing potential. A specialist like Dr. Bozdogan uses the latest state-of-the-art technology and surgical techniques.

How is a myomectomy different from a hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy, although it will get rid of your fibroids, it will also get rid of your uterus, ending any pregnancy possibility forever. A myomectomy, on the other hand, is the removal of the fibroids from your uterus, but leaving your uterus in. If you desire to maintain your childbearing potential, this is an important distinction for two reasons:

  1. Removal of fibroids may cause damage to your uterus, so it is not just a simple matter of only getting rid of your fibroids, but requires a technique that respects the uterus and its tissue.
  2. Meticulous dissection and expert surgical technique must be used to safeguard your uterus a functional organ for pregnancy. The ideal result is removing your fibroids but leaving as much uterine tissue and its architecture as possible.

Such meticulous dissection requires the advanced technology that a robotic myomectomy provides.

What about shrinking fibroids without surgery?

There are certainly other ways to decrease the size of fibroids without surgery:

  • Hormonal Therapy. This can put you into a temporary menopause-like state, which many younger women find intolerable; for women who are nervous about their biological clock, this type of approach takes time, time best spent attempting pregnancy.
  • Sound Waves. Focused ultrasound can crumble fibroids, but this is not a totally benign method, possibly causing sepsis-like symptoms requiring hospitalization (hospitalization that may be longer than what was needed for a robotic myomectomy).
  • Arterial Occlusion. Also, not a completely benign procedure, in which the artery is threaded with a catheter to block off the blood supply to the fibroid. Those with numerous fibroids—as is often the case—make this method impactable.

The one glaring disadvantage of all of these is that the attempt to eliminate your fibroids may fail and you may have to resort to surgery anyway.

What about a myomectomy? Can’t that fail?

It is possible to miss some fibroids even with surgery, but these are usually so tiny that they aren’t visible at the time of myomectomy. The only way to prevent this altogether is to have a hysterectomy, which is not an option when a woman wants to keep her pregnancy options open.

Can myomectomy come back?

No. If fibroids are seen again on ultrasound after a myomectomy, either they were too tiny to see at myomectomy or they’re new. Fibroids that are removed surgically can never “come back.”

What’s the best type of myomectomy?

Myomectomy can be done with

  • an open abdominal incision;
  • laparoscopy; or
  • robotic myomectomy.

Surgery is the definitive therapy, but it is best done using a minimally invasive technique such as the robotic approach. Today’s same-day, minimally invasive and robotic techniques, the kind in which Dr. Bozdogan is a specialist, shortens recovery time, important if fibroids are removed due to infertility. His state-of-the-art technology also makes possible complete fibroid removal while sparing the architecture of the uterus. When fertility is no longer desired, Dr. Bozdogan’s robotic approach can even perform a hysterectomy, which means a permanent removal of the uterus’ fibroids, too, if indicated. Dr. Bozdogan always discusses all of the possible strategies before doing any surgery.

What exactly is this robot?

Dr. Bozdogan uses tiny, cosmetic incisions in your abdomen that accommodates the da VinciⓇ robotic surgery system, which allows magnified, stereoscopic (3D), dexterous microsurgery. The procedure is done under general anesthetic, and it can last from under an hour to several, depending on the size and number of fibroid(s) unique to your case.

Dr. Bozdogan, as a specialist in myomectomy, has done thousands of robotic procedures and even teaches the technology and techniques to surgeons wishing to begin incorporating robotic surgery into their own practices.

For myomectomy, does one size fit all?

In any consideration of surgery, your specific case is a unique presentation fraught with the need for individualized approaches and therapeutic choices. An important part of your treatment is planning, and Dr. Bozdogan respects that your unique circumstances require a carefully planned strategy in which he invites you to take part. When you undergo surgery by Dr. Bozdogan, you are partnering with him as part of a team. He is also an educator, and you will have a thorough understanding of your problems, treatments, and even unlikely complications.

Dr. Ulas Bozdogan in Numbers

Dr. Ulas bozdogan's numbers speaks for themselves, with over thousands of successful surgery and happy patients that have given his patients the confidence to live without pain. 

100% 

Surgeries Succeeded

1500+ 

Robotic Surgeries

300+ 

5 Star Reviews

20+ 

Years of Experience

A good word means a lot

Successful stories and Patient testimonials

It’s always the word of mouth that’s the best advice. Here are some of our…

There are no words to describe the care Dr. Boz and his staff have given me. I am 2 days out of surgery (partial hysterectomy) and feel like a new person already. Dr. Boz has called 2 times to check on my recovery, I have never experienced that personal care with any doctor I have had. After 10 years of suffering from pain, multiple trips to the ER with no answers, I found Dr. Boz and was finally diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis. I had surgery 2 weeks later and I'm finally on the road to recovery! Thank You for giving me my life back!

I’m just so happy that I found Dr. Bozdogan and I can’t thank enough him for helping me. I always have very painful period to the point I pass out from it. Every gynecologist was saying it’s normal but it isn’t. Dr. Bozdogan from my first visit was amazing! He described with smallest details my surgery and what to expect after.He has amazing bedside manner and very professional! I highly recommend Dr Bozdogan if you suffer with endometriosis

From my first consultation, I could not be happier with the service I received from Dr.Boz and his staff.
Dr.Boz listened to me and my issues and asked questions and had honest answers for me. He is both personal and professional and I would highly recommend him to any woman who is having pelvic pain, endometriosis or other gynecological issues.

I’m thankful That my concerns were heard. Dr. Bozdogan is Very professional and easy to talk to regarding my fibroids. I got an appointment quickly, no wait time in the office, friendly staff, ultrasound in office to confirm my fibroids. He scheduled my surgery quickly and it was outpatient do I could recover at home. He answered all my questions and made sure that The fibroids were removed robotic surgery without removing my uterus so I could have more kids if I chose to.

Dr. Boz is a great doctor for endometriosis. He took his time to explain everything to me and show me what he wanted to look at. I just had my surgery with him and I have nothing but appreciation for him with the time he takes with me. I’m also feeling much better then I was feeling before. Thank you Dr. Boz!!!

Dr Boz was amazing with me and I'm so happy I used him for my surgery. I went for several Doctoredbefore deciding he was the one to perform my Myomectomy (fibroid removal surgery). From the initial appointment for diagnosis until the follow up after surgery he was there all away!I was able to text hI'm personally with questions if I needed and he put any anxieties at ease with all the reasons why he will do what he planned for me. He explained my procedure step by step very clearly and had a great bed side matter at the hospital as well. As for as the surgery went he preformed it with ease and with in 8 days I'm doing great and with nearly no scars.

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MYOMECTOMY Specialist  

 Ulas Bozdogan, MD, FACOG

Endometriosis & Fibroids Specialist located in Hackensack, NJ and New York City, NY

Dr. Bozdogan is a recognized leader in advanced robotic surgery. He has carried out more than 3,000 Laparoscopic and robotic surgeries over the course of his career. An avid believer in life long learning, he attends numerous conferences at the national and international level.

REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT

What is myomectomy?

The surgical removal of fibroids (leiomyomata; singular, leiomyoma; -ectomy, removal of).Fibroids are swirls of fibrous tissue that occupy and interfere with the wall of your uterus (womb). Although benign, when they increase in size to the point at which they impair your ability to stop bleeding during a period, act as an obstruction to conception, increase the risk of miscarriage, or cause chronic pain, they should be eliminated. There are many ways to do this, but the definitive method is via surgical removal.

Myomectomy Specialist

Dr. Ulas Bozdogan is a specialist in removing fibroids. First, he is a gynecologist, board-certified by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; second, he has performed thousands d surgeries in treating them, which eminently qualifies him as a “specialist,” crucial when a woman wants to preserve her child-bearing potential. A specialist like Dr. Bozdogan uses the latest state-of-the-art technology and surgical techniques.

How is a myomectomy different from a hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy, although it will get rid of your fibroids, it will also get rid of your uterus, ending any pregnancy possibility forever. A myomectomy, on the other hand, is the removal of the fibroids from your uterus, but leaving your uterus in. If you desire to maintain your childbearing potential, this is an important distinction for two reasons:

  1. Removal of fibroids may cause damage to your uterus, so it is not just a simple matter of only getting rid of your fibroids, but requires a technique that respects the uterus and its tissue.
  2. Meticulous dissection and expert surgical technique must be used to safeguard your uterus a functional organ for pregnancy. The ideal result is removing your fibroids but leaving as much uterine tissue and its architecture as possible.

Such meticulous dissection requires the advanced technology that a robotic myomectomy provides.

What about shrinking fibroids without surgery?

There are certainly other ways to decrease the size of fibroids without surgery:

  • Hormonal Therapy. This can put you into a temporary menopause-like state, which many younger women find intolerable; for women who are nervous about their biological clock, this type of approach takes time, time best spent attempting pregnancy.
  • Sound Waves. Focused ultrasound can crumble fibroids, but this is not a totally benign method, possibly causing sepsis-like symptoms requiring hospitalization (hospitalization that may be longer than what was needed for a robotic myomectomy).
  • Arterial Occlusion. Also, not a completely benign procedure, in which the artery is threaded with a catheter to block off the blood supply to the fibroid. Those with numerous fibroids—as is often the case—make this method impactable.

The one glaring disadvantage of all of these is that the attempt to eliminate your fibroids may fail and you may have to resort to surgery anyway.

What about a myomectomy? Can’t that fail?

It is possible to miss some fibroids even with surgery, but these are usually so tiny that they aren’t visible at the time of myomectomy. The only way to prevent this altogether is to have a hysterectomy, which is not an option when a woman wants to keep her pregnancy options open.

Can myomectomy come back?

No. If fibroids are seen again on ultrasound after a myomectomy, either they were too tiny to see at myomectomy or they’re new. Fibroids that are removed surgically can never “come back.”

What’s the best type of myomectomy?

Myomectomy can be done with

  • an open abdominal incision;
  • laparoscopy; or
  • robotic myomectomy.

Surgery is the definitive therapy, but it is best done using a minimally invasive technique such as the robotic approach. Today’s same-day, minimally invasive and robotic techniques, the kind in which Dr. Bozdogan is a specialist, shortens recovery time, important if fibroids are removed due to infertility. His state-of-the-art technology also makes possible complete fibroid removal while sparing the architecture of the uterus. When fertility is no longer desired, Dr. Bozdogan’s robotic approach can even perform a hysterectomy, which means a permanent removal of the uterus’ fibroids, too, if indicated. Dr. Bozdogan always discusses all of the possible strategies before doing any surgery.

What exactly is this robot?

Dr. Bozdogan uses tiny, cosmetic incisions in your abdomen that accommodates the da VinciⓇ robotic surgery system, which allows magnified, stereoscopic (3D), dexterous microsurgery. The procedure is done under general anesthetic, and it can last from under an hour to several, depending on the size and number of fibroid(s) unique to your case.

Dr. Bozdogan, as a specialist in myomectomy, has done thousands of robotic procedures and even teaches the technology and techniques to surgeons wishing to begin incorporating robotic surgery into their own practices.

For myomectomy, does one size fit all?

In any consideration of surgery, your specific case is a unique presentation fraught with the need for individualized approaches and therapeutic choices. An important part of your treatment is planning, and Dr. Bozdogan respects that your unique circumstances require a carefully planned strategy in which he invites you to take part. When you undergo surgery by Dr. Bozdogan, you are partnering with him as part of a team. He is also an educator, and you will have a thorough understanding of your problems, treatments, and even unlikely complications.

SERVICES

Endometriosis
Specialist

Fibroid
Specialist

Hysterectomy
Specialist

Myomectomy
Specialist

Ovarian Cysts
Specialist

Abnormal
Bleeding

Pelvic Pain
Specialist

Infertility
Specialist

Dr. Ulas Bozdogan in Numbers

Dr. Ulas bozdogan's numbers speaks for themselves, with over thousands of successful surgery and happy patients that have given his patients the confidence to live without pain. 

100% 

Surgeries Succeeded

1500+ 

Robotic Surgeries

300+ 

5 Star Reviews

20+ 

Years of Experience

A good word means a lot

Successful stories and Patient testimonials

It’s always the word of mouth that’s the best advice. Here are some of our…

There are no words to describe the care Dr. Boz and his staff have given me. I am 2 days out of surgery (partial hysterectomy) and feel like a new person already. Dr. Boz has called 2 times to check on my recovery, I have never experienced that personal care with any doctor I have had. After 10 years of suffering from pain, multiple trips to the ER with no answers, I found Dr. Boz and was finally diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis. I had surgery 2 weeks later and I'm finally on the road to recovery! Thank You for giving me my life back!

I’m just so happy that I found Dr. Bozdogan and I can’t thank enough him for helping me. I always have very painful period to the point I pass out from it. Every gynecologist was saying it’s normal but it isn’t. Dr. Bozdogan from my first visit was amazing! He described with smallest details my surgery and what to expect after.He has amazing bedside manner and very professional! I highly recommend Dr Bozdogan if you suffer with endometriosis

The best at what he does I can’t thank dr Bozdogan enough, I suffered from pelvic pain 15 years no joke , went to many doctors in New York was put on meds even IV antibiotics because no doctor had an answer for my pain. I moved to New Jersey and found Dr Bozdogan he is amazing !!!! From the moment I called the office to set up my appointment I felt I was at the right place , they took me in the same week I called, my surgery was also scheduled promptly and they worked with my schedule. Dr Bozdogan gave me back my life literally , this pain was ruining my life. Please if you are suffering from pelvic pain /endo/fibroids etc go to him it will change your quality of life , the only thing I regret was not finding this gem doctor before.

From my first consultation, I could not be happier with the service I received from Dr.Boz and his staff.
Dr.Boz listened to me and my issues and asked questions and had honest answers for me. He is both personal and professional and I would highly recommend him to any woman who is having pelvic pain, endometriosis or other gynecological issues.

I’m thankful That my concerns were heard. Dr. Bozdogan is Very professional and easy to talk to regarding my fibroids. I got an appointment quickly, no wait time in the office, friendly staff, ultrasound in office to confirm my fibroids. He scheduled my surgery quickly and it was outpatient do I could recover at home. He answered all my questions and made sure that The fibroids were removed robotic surgery without removing my uterus so I could have more kids if I chose to.

Dr. Boz is a great doctor for endometriosis. He took his time to explain everything to me and show me what he wanted to look at. I just had my surgery with him and I have nothing but appreciation for him with the time he takes with me. I’m also feeling much better then I was feeling before. Thank you Dr. Boz!!!

Dr Boz was amazing with me and I'm so happy I used him for my surgery. I went for several Doctoredbefore deciding he was the one to perform my Myomectomy (fibroid removal surgery). From the initial appointment for diagnosis until the follow up after surgery he was there all away!I was able to text hI'm personally with questions if I needed and he put any anxieties at ease with all the reasons why he will do what he planned for me. He explained my procedure step by step very clearly and had a great bed side matter at the hospital as well. As for as the surgery went he preformed it with ease and with in 8 days I'm doing great and with nearly no scars.

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