Myomectomy involves the removal of a fibroid together with a small portion of the uterus where the fibroid is attached (uterine resection). The goal of myomectomy is to minimize damage to the uterine tissue as well as the surrounding organs. It can be performed via open incision, or via laparoscope or hysteroscope. Each method has its advantages and limitations, but laparoscopic myomectomy and hysteroscopic myomectomy are less invasive than open surgery and require far less recovery time.
Myomectomy requires a highly skilled GYN surgeon. In addition, not all fibroid cases are good candidates for this method. Some women have good success with myomectomy, but in other, more severe cases, the fibroids return over time. Outcome depends on the size and position of the fibroids, as well as the expertise of the surgeon.
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