Uterine Fibroids Treatments
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If your doctor recommends surgery to treat uterine fibroids, you may be a candidate for da Vinci robotic myomectomy, a minimally invasive, uterine-sparing robot-assisted procedure.
A uterine fibroid is a common type of benign tumor (non-cancerous) that can grow inside and outside the uterus. Uterine fibroids can cause pain, especially if large and pushing against other organs, as well as heavy and painful periods, urinary symptoms, infertility or miscarriage. Uterine fibroids are most common in women ages 30 to 40, but can occur at any age.
Some uterine fibroids can be treated with uterine artery embolization, with Interventional Radiology at Northern Westchester Hospital.
Myomectomy is a common alternative to hysterectomy for treating uterine fibroids. Myomectomy surgically removes fibroid tumors, while leaving the uterus in place. Myomectomy is often recommended for women who want to become pregnant or keep their uterus for other reasons.
Robotic Myomectomy with the da Vinci Surgical System®
With da Vinci surgery your surgeon controls sophisticated instruments and 3D magnification to perform delicate operations through few tiny incisions. With this state-of-the-art technology, the da Vinci surgeon gains superior vision, precision, dexterity and control.
Some uterine fibroids may be removed with da Vinci single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS). This highly advanced robot-assisted procedure is performed through a single incision, usually the belly button, resulting in a virtually scarless surgery.
Robot-assisted myomectomy can provide a minimally invasive option even for overweight patients.
Da Vinci gynecologic surgery for uterine fibroids offers our patients these potential benefits:
- Less blood loss
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less pain medication required
- Small incisions that help minimize scarring
- Greater likelihood your surgeon can remove heavier fibroids
Ask your doctor if da Vinci robotic myomectomy is right for you. Request a consultation by completing our online form. Or call our referral line: 877.4 NWH DOC (877.469.4362)