Myomectomy is a surgical procedure to remove fibroids from the uterus. Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that often appear in a woman's uterus during childbearing years.
The surgeon's goal during myomectomy is to take out symptom-causing fibroids and reconstruct the uterus. Rather than removing the entire uterus, as is done with a hysterectomy, myomectomy surgery removes only the fibroids and leaves the uterus intact.
Myomectomy is the preferred fibroid treatment for women who want to become pregnant. After myomectomy, the chances of pregnancy may be improved, but are not guaranteed. Because fibroids can grow again, it is best to try to become pregnant as soon as possible after a myomectomy.
Women who undergo myomectomy report improvement in fibroid symptoms, including heavy menstrual bleeding and pelvic pressure.
In the hands of an experienced surgeon, myomectomy is safe and effective.