Myomectomy is also known as fibroidectomy, is a surgical procedure to remove uterine fibroids, with reconstruction and repair of the uterus. Fibroids are common noncancerous growths appear in the uterus, usually during childbearing years, but they can occur at any age. Unlike a hysterectomy, which removes your entire uterus, It removes only the fibroids and leaves your uterus intact.
Women who undergo myomectomy report improvement in fibroid symptoms, including heavy menstrual bleeding and also pelvic pressure. Chances of pregnancy are also increases after fibroid treatment.
Reasons for Procedure
This Procedure is to relieve problems caused by fibroids without Hysterectomy. These problems are
- Back pain
- Pelvic pain
- Pressure on the bladder
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Difficulty becoming pregnant
- Discomfort during sexual intercourse
A myomectomy is usually performed in different ways, such as depending on the location and number of lesions. It is done under general anesthesia, although some patients may be given a spinal or epidural anesthesia.
- Laparotomy: It removes large fibroids. Fibroids which have grown deep into the uterine wall. The surgeon uses a larger incision in the abdomen to remove the fibroids.
- Hysteroscopy: It removes fibroids on the inner wall of the uterus that has not grown deep into the uterine wall. The surgeon is inserting a lighted viewing instrument through the vagina and into the uterus to remove it.
- Laparoscopy: It is usually removing one or two fibroids, up to about 2″. (5.1 cm) Across, that are growing on the outside of the uterus. In this procedure, a surgeon uses a lighted viewing instrument and one or more small cuts (incisions) in the abdomen.
Benefits of Myomectomy
- Have lighter bleeding with your menstrual cycles.
- You may retain your fertility.
- You may have relief from pelvic, back pain and also pressure.
Cost of Treatment
The cost of Myomectomy varies from $750 to $5000 depending on other factors and one geographic area to another.