Myomectomy Surgery

Finishing the Surgery

Once the fibroids have been removed, the uterine incision is closed with stitches that your body will dissolve over time. The tissue and your skin are then closed with stitches or skin staples and covered with a sterile bandage.

Myomectomy Surgery and Childbearing

It is important that you tell your doctor before the surgery about your plans (if any) for having children. During the myomectomy surgery, your doctor will attempt to remove all fibroids that are found. However, if the fibroids are too difficult to remove, or if they are too close to vital organs, such as your bowel or urinary tubes, they may be left in place.
If there is excessive bleeding during the surgery, a hysterectomy (complete removal of the uterus) may need to be performed to save your life. If your fibroids are too difficult to remove safely, you will need to decide ahead of time and tell your doctor whether you would prefer to have a hysterectomy or to leave the fibroids as they are. If you have a hysterectomy, you will no longer be able to have children.
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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