Mr Lower was amongst the first gynaecologists to perform this operation in the United Kingdom. He has completed more than 400 procedures and encouraged a number of other gynaecologists to tackle this most demanding of laparoscopic procedures. Fibroids of up to 10 cm in diameter are removed from the uterus using high frequency electric current to incise the uterus and strip the fibroid away from the normal tissue. The defect is then repaired using standard sutures and the fibroid is removed from the uterine cavity using a morcellator to removed the fragments of the fibroid through a port only 12mm in diameter. Patients usually recover from this procedure very quickly and are often back at work within 2 weeks.
The video below shows a laparoscopic myomectomy being performed. It contains rather graphic images which some may be uncomfortable watching. Others will find it helpful to understand the steps involved in the procedure