Estimates are that uterine fibroids occur in up to one third of women in the United States. Uterine fibroids may grow as a single tumor or in clusters, and these nonmalignant tumors can contribute to infertility and miscarriages. New technology is making it easier to have uterine fibroids removed quickly and with smaller incisions.
While not all women with fibroids experience symptoms, symptoms may include excessive menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain and infertility.
If your doctor recommends surgical treatment for your fibroids, you may want to ask about a robotic myomectomy procedure. Using the da Vinci Robot, surgeons can remove fibroids while preserving their patient’s uterus. After removing each fibroid, surgeons carefully repair the uterus to minimize potential bleeding, infection and scarring.
Robotic myomectomy may have many benefits for patients:
- Shorter hospital stays
- Less pain and scarring
- Less risk of wound infection
- Less blood loss and fewer transfusions
- Quicker recoveries and return to normal activities