Jefferson University Hospitals


The Jefferson Fibroid Center and the Jefferson Reproductive Medicine Center bring together the expertise of leading gynecologists, obstetricians, surgeons, reproductive/infertility endocrinologists, ultrasonographers and interventional radiologists to treat fibroid tumors.

What Does a Myomectomy Involve?

If you have been diagnosed with fibroid tumors, a myomectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the tumors while leaving the uterus intact, thus preserving your ability to become pregnant.

Types of Myomectomies

Depending upon the size and location of your tumors, there are four types of myomectomies. You can count on the experience and skill of our physicians to help you decide which procedure is best for your specific condition.

Robotic-Assisted Myomectomy

Today, Jefferson surgeons are leaders in performing a robotic myomectomy, using the da Vinci® System. Robotic myomectomy is the most advanced surgical technique for the treatment of uterine fibroids. Robotic surgery offers significant benefits, including:

  • Less blood loss
  • Less pain during recovery
  • Quicker recovery times
  • Less scarring

Hysteroscopic Myomectomy

A hysteroscopic myomectomy is where the fibroids are removed through the cervix without making an incision.

Abdominal Myomectomy

An abdominal myomectomy is where the fibroids are removed through an incision in the abdomen.

Laparoscopic Myomectomy

A laparoscopic myomectomy is where a smaller incision is used to remove the tumors.