What is a myomectomy? What are the challenges with a myomectomy?


So one of the procedures, that is a surgical procedure where you actually have to be cut open and look inside, is removal of the fibroids. So the fibroid is called leiomyoma, is a smooth muscle tumor, and removal is an ectomy. So myomectomy is where they actually surgically go and cut it out. It’s an open procedure, you need anesthesia there’s complications associated with that.

These days they also have a robotic option which is very expensive. I’ve had patients tell me can go up to $100,000, the machine is very expensive. Fibroid embolization is a very inexpensive option to it. It’s simple you’re home the same day. So myomectomy, sometimes is necessary, but not always.