How a Robot-Assisted Myomectomy Works to Relieve the Painful Symptoms of Fibroids

If you have uterine fibroids, the thought of undergoing invasive surgery may be enough to prevent you from receiving the treatment you need. Ulas Bozdogan, MD, at Advanced Endometriosis Center in New York City and Hackensack, New Jersey, understands this. That’s why he provides minimally invasive and highly effective robot-assisted myomectomies to remove uterine fibroids.  

Uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths found in the uterus. Many women can live with uterine fibroids and experience no symptoms or harm to their health. However, the sizes and locations of uterine fibroids can cause discomfort and pain.

You should see your doctor when you begin to experience severe period pain or excessive bleeding during menstruation. These are signs that you may have uterine fibroids. And, if you do, these are signs that they likely need to be removed.

The advantages of a robotic myomectomy

As opposed to a traditional open hysterectomy ― which requires a large incision ― a robotic myomectomy requires only small incisions to remove the fibroids. This reduces scarring, discomfort, and recovery time. You’ll also experience less blood loss and less cutting. 

Undergoing a robotic myomectomy

Dr. Bozdogan is very experienced in performing myomectomies. Furthermore, he uses the advanced da Vinci® robotic system, which is the gold standard in performing myomectomies. 

The diagnosis

You’ll only know if a robot-assisted myomectomy is right for you once you visit Dr. Bozdogan. The team at Advanced Endometriosis Center will give you a thorough evaluation to diagnose the problem and recommend the type of treatment you should receive. Dr. Bozdogan will discuss all your treatment options, and if he believes a robot-assisted myomectomy will help you, he’ll go over all the details.

The procedure

Before the procedure begins, Dr. Bozdogan will give you general anesthesia, so you won’t feel a thing. Then, Dr. Bozdogan will make small incisions in your abdomen using the da Vinci robotic system. During your procedure, Dr. Bozdogan will look at a monitor that gives him a 3-D view of your uterus. This will allow him to have a greater field of vision and greater precision as he locates and removes your fibroids. 

Depending on the size and location of your uterine fibroids, the procedure may take just a few hours to complete. The usual recovery period for most women who undergo a robotic myomectomy is 2-3 weeks.

If you have uterine fibroids or want to see if you do, and if you want to see if a robot-assisted myomectomy can help you, book an appointment online or over the phone with Advanced Endometriosis Center today.

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