Robotic Laparoscopic Myomectomy is a minimally invasive surgery that is used to remove uterine fibroids. The procedure uses a computer with 3-D imaging and computer-controlled surgical tools. The surgery is performed in a surgical clinic with general anesthesia. If you have uterine fibroids, you should discuss your treatment options in detail with Dr. Greenidge to determine if robotic laparoscopic myomectomy is the best treatment for you.
The biggest benefit is that the procedure requires smaller incisions. Smaller incisions allow women to recover quicker, experience less pain, and a shorter hospitalization. Typically, this is an outpatient procedure so hospitalization may not be required. You might be able to return to work in as little as a week's time. Patients should experience decreases in pelvic pain and vaginal bleeding following the procedure.
Most patients are able to go home on the same day as the procedure and are recommended to take a couple of days’ rest before returning to work. Full recovery usually takes about two weeks and most women return to their normal daily or work activities by the end of the first week.
Most women maintain their ability to have children following myomectomy. Myomectomy is the only procedure to remove fibroids that can improve a woman’s chances of having a baby, although cesarean section delivery may be necessary.
Myomectomy will remove existing fibroids, however, new fibroids may grow. This is more common in women who had very large or numerous fibroids. Dr. Greenidge will provide advice on whether or not you are at risk of new fibroids developing. If needed, you can have the procedure multiple times. Usually, women only require the surgery once unless new fibroids grow after the robotic laparoscopic myomectomy is complete.
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