Uterine Fibroids are benign tumors normally occurring in about 30% of women. They grow in the uterine muscle (intramural myomas), on the outside of the uterus (subserosal myomas), or in the uterine lining (submucosal myomas). Some women are asymptomatic while others experience heavy bleeding, pain, frequent urination, or infertility.
The da Vinci robot enables precise uterus fibroids treatment of fibroids using the endowrist instruments. The robots’ wrist can turn nearly 360 degrees, allowing great flexibility. In addition, this helps to access fibroids in difficult anatomic locations. Because the da Vinci robot allows Dr. Orbuch to view the fibroid and uterus in a magnified 3-D view, very small blood vessels can be seen to minimize blood loss. The robot also eliminates any tremor in a surgeon’s hands, and for delicate work, “motion scaling” software reduces a surgeon’s actual hand movements to much smaller, finer instrument movements.
The da Vinci robotic myomectomy is providing women an opportunity to retain their uterus and subsequently, retain their fertility. Laparoscopic myomectomies often take longer than open abdominal myomectomies, and many are converted during surgery to an open abdominal incision if the uterus fibroids are too large and/or there are many fibroids.
Robotic myomectomies are performed on an outpatient basis and women can return to work in about a week.
Da Vinci myomectomy treatment offers women many potential benefits over traditional surgery, including:
- Less Pain
- Fewer complications
- Less Blood loss
- Shorter hospital stay
- Low risk of wound infection
- Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
If you have fibroids and are interested in preserving your uterus, you may be a candidate for a new uterine-preserving, minimally invasive procedure – da Vinci Myomectomy. Using the assistance of the most advanced combination of surgical and robotics technology available, Dr. Orbuch is able to perform this delicate operation with unmatched precision and control.