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da Vinci® Myomectomy

Robotic-assisted myomectomy

Treat Uterine Fibroids at Methodist Health System

Uterine fibroids are nonaggressive tumors that can grow in or on the walls of the uterus, sometimes going unnoticed, while other times causing severe pain. This disease affects over 200,000 women each year, and can cause expansion of the uterus so much that it pushes up against the rib cage. Typically, this condition will affect women under the age of 50.

If you’ve noticed any of these symptoms of uterine fibroids, know that you are not alone.

  • Heavy bleeding during your period
  • Periods that go on longer than normal
  • Pain in your pelvic region
  • Pain in your lower back

Fibroids

The good news is uterine fibroids can be treated, either by medication that reduces the fibroids, or by a surgical procedure called myomectomy that removes them altogether.

Myomectomies can now be performed robotically with minimally-invasive tools for a less invasive surgery. The innovative da Vinci® Surgical System is able to enter smaller spaces than human hands can, meaning the surgery site will have a lesser long-term effect on your recovery. This equipment is also more flexible than previous surgical practices, giving your doctor greater control over the procedure. Other potential benefits may include:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster return to normal daily activities