Myomectomy

A fibroid (myoma) is where part of the muscle of your uterus becomes overgrown. A myomectomy is an operation to remove a fibroid. 

Common questions

What is a myomectomy?

A fibroid (myoma) is where part of the muscle of your uterus becomes overgrown. A myomectomy is an operation to remove a fibroid.

Why would I have a myomectomy?

You may be suffering from symptoms such as heavy vaginal bleeding, heavy periods and pressure on other structures close your womb such as your bowel and bladder.

What happens during a myomectomy?

The operation is usually performed under a general anaesthetic. Your gynaecologist will use keyhole surgery, and for each fibroid that needs to be removed, your gynaecologist will make a cut on the wall of your womb over the fibroid. The fibroid will be removed and the wall of your womb will be closed using stitches.

Contact Benenden Hospital

It’s easy to make an appointment; you can ask your GP or give us a call on 01580 230661.