da Vinci® Myomectomy
Myomectomy for uterine fibroids with the da Vinci® Surgical System at Methodist Health System
Uterine fibroids — also known as fibroids, uterine myomas, uterine tumors, leiomyomas, or fibromas — are benign (noncancerous), smooth muscle tumors occurring in an estimated 20 to 50 percent of all women. They can grow underneath the uterine lining, inside the uterine wall, or outside the uterus.
Some women don't feel any symptoms with uterine fibroids, while others experience excessive menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia, abnormal periods, uterine bleeding, pain, discomfort, frequent urination, and infertility.
Myomectomy for treatment of uterine fibroids
While hysterectomy is a proven way to resolve fibroids, it may not be the best surgical treatment for every woman. If, for example, you hope to later become pregnant, you may want to consider alternatives to hysterectomy such as myomectomy. Myomectomy is a uterine-preserving procedure performed to remove uterine fibroids.
The conventional approach to myomectomy is open surgery through a large abdominal incision. After cutting around and removing each uterine fibroid, the surgeon must carefully repair the uterine wall to minimize potential uterine bleeding, infection and scarring. Proper repair is also critical to reducing the risk of uterine rupture during future pregnancies.
While myomectomy is also performed laparoscopically, this approach can be challenging for the surgeon, and it may compromise results compared to open surgery. Laparoscopic myomectomies often take longer than open abdominal myomectomies, and up to 28% are converted to an open abdominal incision during surgery.
da Vinci myomectomy
A new category of minimally invasive myomectomy, da Vinci® myomectomy, combines the best of open and laparoscopic surgeries. With the assistance of the da Vinci Surgical System - the latest evolution in robotics technology — surgeons may remove uterine fibroids through small incisions with unmatched precision and control.
Learn more about da Vinci myomectomy
If you are a candidate for myomectomy, call 214-947-0000 to learn more about da Vinci myomectomy performed at Methodist Dallas Medical Center by independently practicing physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff.
If you are a candidate for myomectomy, call 972-4-DR-LINE to learn more about da Vinci myomectomy performed at Methodist Richardson Medical Center by independently practicing physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff.
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci Surgical System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.
Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff, including those trained in the da Vinci Surgical System, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System or any of its affiliated hospitals.