Myomectomy Surgery

Treat Uterine Fibroids at Methodist Dallas Medical Center

A myomectomy is a surgery used to treat the growth of uterine fibroids. These fibroids are nonaggressive tumors that can grow in or on the walls of the uterus. Sometimes these growths pass by unnoticed, but in other cases, they can cause the patient severe pain. This disease affects more than 200,000 women each year and can cause the uterus to expand to the point that it pushes up against the rib cage.

Myomectomy for treatment of uterine fibroids

Luckily, uterine fibroids can be treated through surgical means, which removes the fibroids altogether. Historically, surgeries for uterine fibroids required a sizeable abdominal incision, resulting in a long, painful recovery for the patient. However, thanks to new technology, these surgeries can now often be performed with small, minimally-invasive incisions. These robot-assisted surgical techniques are often less invasive and typically require a much shorter recovery time.

You may be a candidate for myomectomy surgery if you experience:

  • Heavy bleeding during your period
  • Periods that go on longer than normal
  • Pain in your pelvic region
  • Pain in your lower back
  • Infertility or recurrent pregnancy loss due to fibroids

How Does a Myomectomy Work?

The innovative robot-assisted surgical technique allows doctors to utilize technology that is often able to enter smaller spaces than human hands can, meaning the operation uses smaller incisions. This equipment is also more flexible and precise than previous surgical practices, giving your physician greater control over the process itself.

Recovery and Moving Forward

Due to the smaller size of the surgery site with robot-assisted procedures, recovery times can often be shortened significantly. Some patients have reported feeling able to return to their normal tasks in just 2 weeks. While this won’t be the case for all patients, there is a higher likelihood of a speedy recovery with robot-assisted surgeries.

After surgery, patients must allow the area to heal completely. Make sure you speak with your doctor before attempting to resume normal activity.

To schedule a consultation with one of our physicians, please contact Methodist Dallas Medical Center today.