Myomectomy is a surgical procedure to remove uterine fibroids. These common non-cancerous growths appear in the uterus. Uterine fibroids usually develop during childbearing years, but they can occur at any age. Myomectomy is done to relieve problems caused by fibroids without doing a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus). These problems can include:
- Pelvic pain
- Back pain
- Heavy periods
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Pressure on the bladder
- Difficulty becoming pregnant
- Discomfort during sexual intercourse
The symptoms caused by fibroids are often successfully controlled with a myomectomy procedure. This may include a return to a normal menstrual cycle and the ability to become pregnant.
The surgeon's goal during myomectomy is to take out symptom-causing fibroids and reconstruct the uterus. Unlike a hysterectomy, which removes the entire uterus, a myomectomy removes only the fibroids and leaves the uterus. Only certain fibroids can be removed by a laparoscopic myomectomy (keyhole surgery). If the fibroids are large, numerous or deeply embedded in the uterus, then an abdominal myomectomy may be necessary. Also, sometimes during the operation it is necessary to switch from a laparoscopic myomectomy to an abdominal myomectomy.
Our team of expert gynaecology consultants at The Holly Private Hospital are vastly experienced in performing myomectomies and use the latest techniques to ensure excellent results and the fastest possible recovery.
We offer an all-inclusive self-pay package for myomectomy surgery with prices starting from £5,450 (T&Cs apply).
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