Myomectomy refers to a surgical procedure in which uterine fibroids are removed from the uterus.
Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that can grow in any location throughout the uterus and are common among women in their reproductive years.
Not all women with fibroids need to have them removed, but many women will suffer from pelvic pain or pressure, abnormal vaginal bleeding, infertility or other symptoms due to the presence of fibroids. For women who wish to have future children, myomectomy is a procedure which can alleviate problems due to fibroids while preserving future fertility. Depending on the size and location of the fibroids, different approaches to myomectomy are available.
As fertility specialists, the physicians at USC Fertility are among the most experienced in the community in performing these techniques and take special care to optimize each patient’s future reproductive potential.