Myomectomy is a procedure undertaken for the removal of uterine fibroids. Fibroids are common noncancerous growths appear in the uterus and can generally develop during childbearing years, but they can occur at any age. Myomectomy is to take out symptom-causing fibroids and reconstruct the uterus. Unlike a hysterectomy, which removes your entire uterus, a myomectomy removes only the fibroids and leaves your uterus in its place.
A myomectomy is required for the treatment of fibroids to help the patient regain the ability to have a normal and healthy pregnancy, ensure that the uterus is not removed (as it happens in a hysterectomy) and as a treatment for infertility amongst women of the child-bearing age.
Myomectomy is a relatively safe procedure and does not pose many risks. However, certain inherent risks include – blood clots, infections, excessive bleeding and others. It is important to have a detailed conversation with your doctor on the need for the procedure and the expected outcomes. You need to be prepared mentally as well as physically for the post-surgical phase.