Surgery to Remove Fibroids and How to Prepare

The news about fibroids in your uterus can certainly increase your stress levels, while you are desperately trying to conceive. Nevertheless, there is no reason to give up your hope of having a child just yet. First, not all fibroids interfere with embryo implantation. The location of your fibroids and their size will determine whether the fibroids should be removed. Second, if your fibroids indeed interfere with your ability to get pregnant, there is a surgical procedure called myomectomy that is quite effective for many.

Incidentally, the cost of the fibroid removal surgery at our hospital and MedVacation surgeons is $2,800. This normally outpatient procedure is all inclusive and includes such fees as the surgeon's fees, the anesthesiologist's fees and all hospital charges. If you prefer to recover after your surgery at our hospital, the hospital stay is only $100 per day.


The surgical procedure to remove uterine fibroids is called myomectomy. Essentially, our surgeons will remove the fibroids and reconstruct the uterus, the area where embryo implantation takes place.

Without going into detail, there are three types of myomectomy surgeries:

  1. Abdominal myomectomy
  2. Laparoscopic
  3. Hysteroscopic myomectomy

The abdominal myomectomy requires a relatively large incision, or cut, to access patient uterus. Laparoscopic surgery requires several smaller (1 inch) incisions. Hysteroscopic momectomy does not require any incisions to access your fibroids, because the surgeon enters uterine cavity where fibroids are through vaginal canal and cervix. As you can imagine, laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgeries are less invasive and have shorter recovery period. Our surgeons typically perform hysteroscopic myomectomy under general anesthesia and resort to using the abdominal myomectomy, if other two options are not available to MedVacation patients.

Since myomectomy is a surgery and it is performed under general anesthesia, there are some risks associated with this medical procedure. However, the surgery has a low complication rate. Still, the procedure poses a unique set of challenges. The most common complications involved excessive blood loss during the surgery and scar tissue.


Several tests will have to be performed before our surgeons can schedule your surgery at our hospital. Our surgical team needs to be certain of what it is dealing with. Here's is the information you need to gather for our doctors:

• Thorough testing for urogenital infections (Chlamydia, IgG, IgM, Micoplasma (M.Hominis), Ureaplasma (U.Urealiticum), bacteriological smear to test sensitivity to antibiotics. Tests are valid for 6 months.

• Ultrasound (gynecology) on 5-7 day of the cycle. - ultrasound exam to detect fibroid(s).

• Ultrasound of abdominal cavity - can be done in Ukraine one day before surgery.

• Cytology of urogenital smear. The results are valid for 1 year.

• Blood work : hepatitis B (HBsAg), Hepatitis C, syphilis (TPHA), (VDRL) - RW, HIV (valid for 6 months), blood type.

• Fluorgraphy or any other test to rule out TB.

• Biochemical analysis of blood: blood test for glucose, detailed blood test, coagulation.

• Mammogram - valid for 2 years.

• A note from your GP stating that there are no apparent contraindications to having a surgery with general anesthesia.

• Electrocardiogram, ECG. The results are valid for 1 year.

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