In contrast to a hysterectomy, the uterus remains preserved with a myomectomy, and the woman retains her reproductive potential.
Fibroids are common noncancerous growths that appear in the uterus. Uterine fibroids usually develop during childbearing years, but they can occur at any age.
Like any surgical procedure, myomectomies do carry some risks, though it is rare. Complications may include injuries to internal organs and bleeding. Also, your uterus may be weaker after surgery. Therefore, women planning to become pregnant in the future are usually encouraged to have an abdominal myomectomy instead of a laparoscopic myomectomy. The surgery takes about 1-2 hours.
The procedure costs about USD 1,659 to USD 4,314 in India.
About 80 to 90 per cent of women who have a myomectomy get relief from their symptoms. However, while the extracted fibroids won’t grow back after surgery, you may develop new fibroids.