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Myomectomy is a surgical procedure to remove fibroids (round-shaped growths), from the uterus.
Myomectomy is a surgical procedure to remove fibroids (round-shaped growths), from the uterus. Fibroids are non-cancerous growths in the uterus.
It is the best surgical procedure for those women who want to conceive, but are unable to because of fibroid symptoms. However, this surgery can increase the chances of pregnancy, but cannot guarantee it.
There are 3 techniques to perform, viz.
Myomectomy is also called Fibroidectomy.
Myomectomy is recommended when:
The doctor will recommend the following
The surgeon will decide the technique for the procedure based on the size, number and location of the fibroids. The procedure is performed under general or spinal anesthesia.
Laparotomy or Abdominal Myomectomy
In case of Abdominal Myomectomy, the patient has to stay in hospital for 1 to 2 days. While in other techniques, the patient can go home on the same day.
Vaginal bleeding and spotting can be expected, for a few weeks after the surgery. Typical recovery period is 2 to 4 weeks, depending on the technique used for the procedure.
The doctor will recommed against lifting heavy objects, driving, climing stairs, jumping or any other strenuous activity for 3 to 4 weeks.
Myomectomy is a relatively safe procedure. However, some complications may arise:
Depending on the technique used for the procedure, cost may range from 1,50,000 to 4,00,000 INR in trusted Indian hospitals.
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