What is a Myomectomy?
Myomectomy is the surgical removal of fibroids from the uterus. Not all fibroids need to be removed. If the fibroids are not in the lining of the womb and are not too large, it is completely reasonable to monitor them without surgery. There are times, however, when the removal of uterine fibroids is very beneficial. These include women who:
Are trying to conceive and have fibroids in the lining of the womb. The fibroids act as a foreign body and prevent the embryos implanting.
Have extremely large fibroids that push on the bladder, cause pain with intercourse or cause extremely heavy menstrual bleeding.
A myomectomy is generally performed via a small incision in the lower abdomen and women in most cases will need to spend a night in hospital following the procedure. With Dr Jessup's background as a fertility specialist, her main aim to for women to maintain and generally enhance her patients' fertility post surgery.