Surgical methods to remove fibroids include, abdominal surgery, laparoscopy or a hysterectomy. Laparoscopy is done through small incisions either through the abdomen or the vagina. Typically three incisions are made. One opening is made for the tools used to conduct the surgery, another opening is used to insert a camera and the third incision is made for a light. Laparoscopy is less invasive than abdominal surgery and patients usually recover more quickly than when undergoing abdominal surgery. Doctors may also use an MRI to aim ultrasonic waves at the fibroids, breaking the tumors down. In yet another procedure, doctors treat the arteries feeding the fibroids, cutting off their blood supply.