Myomectomy (fibroid removal) is a surgical operation which is performed to remove fibroids (benign growths of the uterine muscle) whilst preserving and repairing the uterus. It also called uterine sparing surgery. Fibroids can cause a number of debilitating symptoms including menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding) which can also cause anaemia. They can also be a major cause of infertility when they block the fallopian tubes or push onto the uterine or endometrial cavity. Myomectomy is usually performed in young women with fibroids who want to conceive or for those who have not completed their family.
Depending on the size and location of the fibroids, the Myomectomy can be performed laparoscopically or through open surgery (Laparotomy) if the laparoscopic route is not possible or suitable. Mr Davis performs regular myomectomies and specialises in both laparoscopic and open surgery.