If a patient is diagnosed with fibroids or any benign tumors are detected, the physician may schedule a myomectomy to remove them. A myomectomy can be performed three different ways. The size, number and location of the fibroids will determine whether the patient needs an abdominal myomectomy, a laparoscopic myomectomy or a hysteroscopic myomectomy. All three surgeries are done while the patient is under general anesthesia.
The doctor will be able to report the results immediately after surgery, however healing can take up to six weeks depending on which procedure is done. In addition, once pregnant, precautions should be taken when deciding whether to give birth naturally or through C-section. The physician can better advise the patient while reviewing the results during a follow-up visit.