da Vinci Myomectomy
A common alternative to hysterectomy is myomectomy – or surgical removal of uterine fibroids. This procedure preserves the uterus, and may be recommended for women who could become pregnant. About 65,000 myomectomies are performed annually in the United States.
Myomectomy is often performed through a large abdominal incision. After removing each fibroid, the surgeon carefully repairs the uterus, to minimize potential bleeding, infection and scarring. Proper repair of the uterus is critical to reducing the risk of uterine rupture during pregnancy.
da Vinci Myomectomy: A Less Invasive Surgical Procedure
If your doctor recommends surgical treatment, you may be a candidate for a new, less invasive surgical procedure called da Vinci Myomectomy. This procedure uses a state-of-the-art surgical system designed to help your surgeon perform a more precise, minimally invasive procedure designed to preserve the uterus. For most women, da Vinci Myomectomy offers numerous potential benefits over traditional surgical approaches, including:
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less pain and scarring
- Less risk of wound infection
- Less blood loss and fewer transfusions
- Faster recovery
- Quicker return to normal activities
- Uterine preservation
As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed, as surgery is patient- and procedure-specific.
To learn more about da Vinci Myomectomy, talk with your doctor or schedule an appointment with the only da Vinci gynecologists in South Carolina.