Myomectomy is the removal of fibroid tissue in the uterus. Fibroids are noncancerous tissue masses that occur in a large number of women of childbearing age. Most women with fibroid tissue never show symptoms. Yet for those with severe symptoms such as painful cramping, heavy menstrual bleeding, bleeding between periods, unusual constipation and urinary incontinence or frequency, removal may be the best option if symptoms do not improve with other therapies.
Rather than open surgery, robot-assisted myomectomies reduce recovery time and have proven advantageous when a woman wishes to preserve fertility and keep her uterus intact.