If you are having surgery to remove fibroids (commonly known as myomectomy), your doctor will take out the fibroid(s) and keep your uterus in place.
Surgery can be performed using open surgery or minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy), which also includes da Vinci® Surgery.
da Vinci® Myomectomy
Why da Vinci Surgery?
da Vinci technology enables surgeons to operate through a few small incisions (cuts), like traditional laparoscopy, instead of a large open incision.
The da Vinci System is a robotically-assisted surgical device that your surgeon is 100% in control of at all times. The da Vinci System gives surgeons:
- A 3D HD view inside your body
- Wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand
- Enhanced vision, precision and control
As a result of its technology, da Vinci Myomectomy offers the following potential benefits compared to open surgery:
- Shorter hospital stay1,2,3
- Less blood loss and less chance for transfusion1,2,3
- Less chance of a post-operative fever2,3
As a result of its technology, da Vinci Myomectomy offers the following potential benefits when compared with traditional laparoscopic surgery:
- Less blood loss4,5
The da Vinci System has brought minimally invasive surgery to more than 3 million patients worldwide. da Vinci technology – changing the experience of surgery for people around the world.
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Risks & Considerations Related to Myomectomy (removal of fibroid tumors): tear or hole in uterus, split or bursting of the uterus, pre-term (early) birth, spontaneous abortion. Uterine tissue may contain unsuspected cancer. The cutting or morcellation of uterine or fibroid tissue during surgery may spread cancer, and decrease the long-term survival of patients.
- Gobern, Joseph M., C. J. Rosemeyer, James F. Barter, and Albert J. Steren. “Comparison of Robotic, Laparoscopic, and Abdominal Myomectomy in a Community Hospital.” JSLS, Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 17.1 (2013): 116-20. Print.
- Pundir, Jyotsna, Vishal Pundir, Rajalaxmi Walavalkar, Kireki Omanwa, Gillian Lancaster, and Salma Kayani. “Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic vs Abdominal and Laparoscopic Myomectomy: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology 20.3 (2013): 335-45. Print.
- Ascher-Walsh, Charles J., and Tracy L. Capes. “Robot-assisted Laparoscopic Myomectomy Is an Improvement Over Laparotomy in Women with a Limited Number of Myomas.” Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology 17.3 (2010): 306-10. Print.
- Pluchino, Nicola, Piero Litta, Letizia Freschi, Marinella Russo, Giovanna Simi, Anna N. Santoro, Stefano Angioni, Angiolo Gadducci, and Vito Cela. “Comparison of the Initial Surgical Experience with Robotic and Laparoscopic Myomectomy.” The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery (2013): N/a. Web.
- Reza, M., S. Maeso, J. A. Blasco, and E. Andradas. “Meta-analysis of Observational Studies on the Safety and Effectiveness of Robotic Gynaecological Surgery.” British Journal of Surgery 97.12 (2010): 1772-783. Print.
Important Safety Information
Serious complications may occur in any surgery, including da Vinci® Surgery, up to and including death. Individual surgical results may vary. Patients should talk to their doctor to decide if da Vinci Surgery is right for them. Patients and doctors should review all available information on non-surgical and surgical options in order to make an informed decision. Please also refer to http://www.daVinciSurgery.com/Safety for Important Safety Information.