Myomectomy Information

A myomectomy is a major surgery that may be recommended for women who:
  • Have uterine fibroids
  • Want to be able to have children or reduce fibroid symptoms.
In this procedure, a surgeon removes the abnormal muscular growths (uterine fibroids) from the uterus. Although the results of the surgery can vary, most women experience some improvement in their symptoms afterward. The surgery is performed on an inpatient basis, and most women will remain in the hospital for two to five days after the procedure.
(For more detailed information on this procedure, including a discussion on potential risks, click Myomectomy.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD