Laparoscopic myomectomy means removal of fibroids from the uterus laparoscopically. Fibroids are benign growth arising from the uterine wall and are found in 25-30% of women of reproductive age group. Small fibroids that are asymptomatic do not require removal.
Large fibroids which cause symptoms like excessive bleeding, pain during periods, lump in the abdomen or interfere with conception need removal. 3-4 small incisions of 5mm size are made in the abdomen and laparoscopically fibroids can be removed.
After removal, a special instrument called morcellator is used to retrieve the fibroid from the abdomen. The advantage of laparoscopic removal includes faster recovery, shorter hospital stay, minimal scars and no pain.