Fibroids are most common in women aged 30–40 years, but they can occur at any age. They develop from the muscle tissue of the uterus and are also called leiomyomas or myomas. Myomectomy is the surgical removal of fibroids while leaving the uterus in place.

Minimally Invasive Removal of Fibroids

Myomectomy may be done by Laparotomy, Laparoscopy or Hysteroscopy. The method used depends on the location and size of the fibroids. In laparotomy, an incision (cut) is made in the abdomen. The fibroids are removed through the incision. In laparoscopy, a laparoscope is used to view the inside of the pelvis. Other tools are inserted through another small incision to remove the fibroids. With the introduction of Robotics Assisted Surgery, many of the risks of Myomectomy are minimized.

Because a woman keeps her uterus, she may still be able to have children. If a woman does become pregnant after a myomectomy, the baby may need to be delivered by cesarean birth. Rarely, though, a Myomectomy may cause internal scarring that can lead to infertility.

The following link here takes you to The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website where you can find more information on Myomectomy and Uterine Fibroids. The ACOG offers reliable information, in a short format, on Myomectomy. Although you could find other information out on the internet, it is important that health information comes from a trusted source such as the ACOG. Once you have read up on the general information offered, see the Brookside Gynecology contact page for the best phone number to reach us for an appointment.