Fibroids are a common growth of muscle in the uterus, occurring in one out of every four women. Symptoms caused by fibroids include heavy menstrual bleeding, menstrual pain, and pelvic pressure. Myomectomy is the removal of fibroids without removing the uterus. In the past, this procedure has been done only by an open abdominal incision. This open approach requires a several day hospital stay and recovery time similar to hysterectomy. It is now possible to remove fibroids that are located inside the uterus by Hysteroscopy (telescope through the vagina and cervix). This exciting new minimally invasive procedure allows for treatment of many fibroids with outpatient surgery and rapid return of full activity. Hysterectomy can, therefore, be avoided in many cases.