A hysterectomy treats fibroids, according to Mayo Clinic. Hysterectomy is the one treatment method that removes fibroid tumors permanently. With less invasive treatments, the fibroids tend to recur.
A woman who chooses hysterectomy to treat her fibroids must understand that it is major surgery, says Mayo Clinic. Following the procedure, she is no longer able to bear children, and she enters menopause instantly if the surgeon removes her ovaries as well.
Some women opt for abdominal myomectomy or other procedures to treat their fibroids. Abdominal myomectomy involves surgical removal of the fibroids while the uterus remains in place, claims Mayo Clinic. Doctors perform this surgery if the fibroids are very large or embedded deeply in the uterus.