The goal of myomectomy is to remove uterine fibroids while preserving normal uterine tissue, usually in anticipation of future pregnancy. Historically, this surgery required a large incision, with subsequent increased risks, patient discomfort and prolonged healing time. Laparoscopic myomectomy also became available, but proved limited to the level of surgical precision required. With robotic-assisted technology, gynecologic surgeons are now able to perform uterine-preserving myomectomies in a minimally invasive way. Through three to five small incisions, robotic assistance allows for superior surgical precision and the ability to do a multi-layer closure - effectively reconstructing the uterus. Patients benefit from a superior surgical technique while avoiding many of the risks and discomfort of a large incision.
Through robotic-assisted visualization, dexterity, precision and control, a surgeon can perform a wide array of procedures through small, 1–2 cm incisions. During an operation, the surgeon sits at a console in the surgical suite and directs the robotic arms to perform the surgery. The robot seamlessly and directly translates the surgeon’s natural hand, wrist and finger movements from controls at the console to the surgical instruments inside the patient.
When it is determined that surgery is the best option, MemorialCare offers a range of surgical approaches, from traditional open surgery to minimally invasive surgery. We make your needs and patient safety the top priorities and together we make the right choice.
Our physicians are experienced in providing gynecological care throughout a woman’s life-time. We specialize in treatments for gynecological disorders, including ovarian and cervical cancer, and non-surgical treatment options for uterine fibroids.
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