Suffering from Fibroids? Consider daVinci Robotic Myomectomy

An estimated 20 to 40% of women develop fibroids by age 50. Uterine fibroids are most common in women ages 30 to 40, but can occur at any age. A uterine fibroid is a common type of benign (non-cancerous) tumor that can grow within the uterine wall, inside and also outside the uterus.  Uterine fibroids may grow as a single tumor or in clusters. They often increase in size and frequency with age, but may shrink after menopause.

Uterine fibroids are the most common reason a hysterectomy is performed, but women have another alternative, Myomectomy. Myomectomy is a uterine-sparing, minimally invasive procedure that is performed using the daVinci robotic surgical system.


Not all women experience symptoms due to fibroids. When symptoms
are present, they may include: excessive menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, frequent
urination and difficulty getting pregnant.
 

A common alternative to hysterectomy for fibroids is myomectomy—the surgical removal of fibroid tumors and a procedure considered standard-of-care for removing fibroid tumors while preserving the uterus. Using state-of-the-art technology, da Vinci robotic myomectomy requires only a few tiny incisions so you can get back to your life faster. da Vinci enables surgeons to perform this delicate operation with superior vision, precision, dexterity and control.
 


Robotic myomectomy offers many potential benefits over traditional open surgery, including:

  • Significantly less pain2
  • Less blood loss and fewer blood transfusions3
  • Minimally invasive surgical option for women with large, numerous or difficult to access fibroids4
  • Fewer complications and a lower risk of infection2
  • Shorter hospital stay2
  • Faster recovery and return to normal activities2
  • Small, dime-sized incisions for minimal scarring1
To learn more about robotic surgery or mymectomy for the treatment of fibroids, visit gwinnettmedicalcenter.org

1Visco AG, Advincula AP, Robotic Gynecologic Surgery; Obstetrics and gynecology (2008) 112 (6), pp. 1369-1384
2 Advincula AP, Song A, Burke W, Reynolds RK; Preliminary Experience with Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Myomectomy; Journal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (2004)11(4):511–518
3www.brighamandwomens.org/patient/robotics
4Piquion-Joseph JM, Navar A, Ghazaryan A, Papanna R, Klimek W, Laroia R, Robot-assisted gynecological surgery in a community setting; Journal of Robotic Surgery (2009) pp. 1-4

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