Learn about Myomectomy

A highly-effective, surgical procedure to treat uterine fibroids by cutting fibroids out of the uterus.

Fertility and uterus-preserving
Highly effective at reducing symptoms
Does require surgery
how it works

What happens during Myomectomy

An incision is made on the abdomen

An abdominal myomectomy requires a 3 to 4 inch incision along the lower abdominal wall. A laproscopic myomectomy requires four small incisions on the abdominal wall. A hysteroscopic myomectomy requires no incisions.

Fibroids are cut out of the uterus

Fibroids located within the uterus are surgically cut out. The remaining normal uterus is sutured together.

The body recovers and symptoms resolve

Over a period of 2-6 weeks, the body will heal. 90% of women report a significant decrease in their symptoms once recovered.

Did you know?

Sometimes, when fibroids are located within the uterine cavity (submucosal fibroids), a hysteroscopic myomectomy can be performed which doesn’t require an abdominal incision.

Who is it for?

Who is myomectomy for?

Heavy menstrual bleeding

Symptoms include long periods, frequent tampon or pad use, having to use tampons and pads at the same time, blood clots, and anxiety related to bleeding during social or work situations.

Painful periods

Symptoms such as pain and severe cramping during periods.

Pelvic pain

Symptoms include pain in the pelvic region including excessive cramping, pelvic bloating, pressure, or heaviness, or pain during sexual intercourse.

Bowel & Bladder issues

Symptoms like frequent urination or inability to control urination, as well as constipation.

Benefits & considerations

Make educated decisions about the right treatment

At Helped, we strive to provide thorough but uncomplicated information about treatment options to help you make a confident, informed decision.

Benefits 👍
Preserves fertility
Preserves the uterus
Less invasive than hysterectomy
Highly effective at reducing symptoms
Great treatment for intracavitary and pedunculated fibroids
Considerations 🤔
5-10% risk for requiring blood transfusion
2-6 week recovery time
Requires general anesthesia
May require a hospital stay
Chance for fibroid recurrence
Risk of bleeding increases if fibroids are very large or numerous
Chance for pregnancy complications
Risk of scar tissue formation in the uterus and abdomen

Hear what real patients are saying

Myomectomy can be an excellent fibroid treatment option for women looking to preserve fertility

I had a myomectomy. I had so many like a bowling ball and wanted them out. I didn't want a hysterectomy. It was fine.

Jenny S.
Atlanta, GA

I had a myomectomy before I had children, it was the full myomectomy not laparoscopic because the fibroid had grown...It did take time to heal but the surgery was a success.

Mia V.

Just had this surgery [myomectomy] yesterday ❤️😅 Everything went way better than expected. I'm healing and walking around my little studio.

Amelia N.

Just had the robotic myomectomy 2 days ago and I feel pretty good. The recovery feels so much better than the pain from the fibroids.

Sophia G.

I had an open myomectomy and it wasn’t as traumatic as I anticipated. If all goes well, you will be up within a day or two with minimal pain.

Emma T.

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You have questions, we have answers

Here are some commonly asked questions.

Is myomectomy a major surgery?
Is myomectomy a major surgery?
Can I have a baby after myomectomy?
Can I have a baby after myomectomy?
How long is recovery after myomectomy?
How long is recovery after myomectomy?
Is myomectomy better than uterine fibroid embolization (UFE)?
Is myomectomy better than uterine fibroid embolization (UFE)?
Can myomectomy treat large fibroids?
Can myomectomy treat large fibroids?
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