Uterine fibroids are the innocuous cyst that grow in the uterus and normally in female while childbearing years. They can operate with surgical removal or myomectomy method. In a traditional myomectomy method, surgeons remove the fibroid cyst through a large incision in the patient’s abdomen, leaving the uterus in place. Although this procedure is an effective approach for women who want to become pregnant, it requires a longer recovery time.
By the use of da Vinci® robotic-assisted surgery, a surgeon can operate the same operation with accuracy through a few small incisions. The patients normally go home within 24 hours rather of staying 2-3 days in the hospital and they are back to work in 1-2 weeks rather than a month with the traditional method.
What are the symptoms of uterine fibroids?
- Heavy or extended menstrual bleeding
- Pelvic pressure or pain
- Frequent urination or difficulty emptying the bladder
- Backache or leg pain
What are the benefits of da Vinci® myomectomy?
- Minimally invasive
- Fewer surgical complexity
- Less blood loss and pain
- Less scarring following the procedure
- Shorter hospital stay
- Quicker recovery
Who is a good candidate for this procedure?
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with uterine fibroids, it may be time to talk to your doctor about this surgical option. In some cases, da Vinci® myomectomy may be the best option, especially as an alternative to hysterectomy.