Laparoscopic Myomectomy

Myomectomy or removal of uterine fibroids aims to treat symptoms of uterine fibroids while preserving fertility.

Symptoms that can be treated by Myomectomy:

  • Anemia due to heavier and irregular bleeding caused by fibroids
  • Pelvic pain and pressure
  • Infertility or recurring miscarriages
  • Urinary or bowel issues caused by fibroids​

Minimally invasive Operations for Myomectomies:

  • Laparoscopy
  • Hysteroscopy​

Abdominal hysterectomy has longer recovery time but might be a surgeon’s preferred option at times.​

Risks of Myomectomy:

  • Damage to adjacent organs: uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, bladder, bowel & ureters
  • Scarring & infertility
  • Need for cesarean delivery at subsequent pregnancy
  • Infection
  • Excessive hemorrhage
  • Hysterectomy
  • Reoccuring fibroids​

Myomectomy Recovery

  • Abdominal – 3-4 days in the hospital, 6 weeks recovery
  • Laparoscopy – 0-1 days in the hospital, 2 weeks recovery
  • Hysteroscopy – No hospital stay, 1 week recovery