Myomectomy removes fibroids from your uterus. This fibroid treatment can help with infertility caused by fibroids. You can become pregnant after the procedure.
We offer several types of this surgical procedure. The right myomectomy for you depends on the size and location of your fibroids.
Hysteroscopic myomectomy removes one or more small fibroids from the inside of your uterus. We insert a hysteroscope through your cervix into your uterus. We then use the tool to scrape away fibroids.
This safe, effective procedure:
- Takes place in a doctor's office
- Results in minimal recovery time - less than a week
- Causes little to no scarring
Laparoscopic myomectomy removes fibroids on the outside of the uterus. Surgeons make very small incisions in your abdomen. We then remove the fibroids using a lighted, fiber-optic tube.
Recovery takes 1 to 3 weeks.
Abdominal myomectomy is an open surgery. It requires an incision on the abdomen. You might need this type of myomectomy if you have fibroids:
- Within your uterine wall
- On the outside of your uterus
- That are very large
Recovery takes 4 to 6 weeks.
Pros and Cons of Myomectomy
Pros: This procedure can relieve pain, discomfort, heavy bleeding and bloating. It also preserves your uterus, making it ideal for women who want to become pregnant. However, this procedure doesn't cure infertility.
Cons: This surgery runs a few risks. It may:
- Not remove all of your fibroids
- Cause significant bleeding during surgery
- Weaken the wall of your uterus
- Not prevent fibroids from coming back
If you get pregnant, you'll need careful follow-up with your doctor.