The painful symptoms of uterine fibroids can greatly reduce quality of life for women living with the condition. Fibroids are the most common benign tumors in women and the leading cause of hysterectomy and hormone therapy geared at reducing heavy and unpredictable periods. Understandably so, many women are hesitant to undergo hysterectomy to treat their fibroids, especially women who want to preserve their fertility. Myomectomy is an appropriate surgical procedure for women who would like to remove their fibroids without removing the uterus.
The terms “myoma” and “fibroid” are synonymous. A myomectomy is the surgical removal of the fibroid tumors embedded in the uterine wall. The type of fibroids you have will impact the type of surgery that is best for you – the most minimally invasive surgery possible will always be the first preference for the MIRI surgical specialists. Your surgeon may even recommend alternative therapies first like uterine artery embolization, radio frequency ablation, progestin IUDs or Lupron medication.
Types Of Fibroids
- Intramural fibroid
- Submucosal fibroid
- Subserous fibroid