A myomectomy is a surgical procedure done to remove fibroids within the uterus. The intent of the surgery is to remove the offending tissue while still preserving the uterus. Fibroids are common noncancerous growths that often grow in the uterus and do not often present with debilitating symptoms. However, when they do, a myomectomy is the best option to reduce them. Some symptoms that patients may complain of that caused by fibroids are: lower back pain, pain during intercourse, heavy menstrual bleeding, and pelvic pressure. A myomectomy may also be performed to increase chances of pregnancy.