What does Robotic Fibroid surgery?
Fibroid removal using robotic surgery, also known as robotic myomectomy, is a type of minimally invasive robot-assisted surgery technique that uses the state-of-the-art da Vinci surgical robot system to remove fibroids, abnormal growths of muscle tissue that form inside the uterus, that are producing symptoms, such as pelvic pain or pressure, heavy menstrual flow, general pelvic discomfort, and infertility or miscarriage.
How does Robot-assisted fibroid surgery work?
Robot-assisted surgery procedures function thanks to precision-guided robotic arms, which are controlled by a surgeon through an operating console, and a small video camera. While the camera placed inside the patient provides magnified, 3D images of the surgical area, the robotic arms allow the surgeon to use surgical instruments in the operating area with precision, flexibility, and a great range of motion due to their 360-degree rotation capacities.
Which are the advantages of Robotic Fibroid surgery?
- Produces minimal incisions and leaves minimal scarring, resulting in a cosmetically superior surgical procedure.
- Generates minimal exposure of the internal body to the outside world.
- Allows the surgeon to perform meticulous movements in real-time at higher magnification levels that lead to millimeter by millimeter progress.
- Provides better visualization to the surgeon, allowing 3D magnified images to see abdominal structures from all angles.
- Allows the surgeon to achieve a very high degree of precision and accuracy for superior outcomes.
- Generates reduced blood loss, infection risk, and post-operative pain, allowing a faster recovery.
What happens after fibroids robotic surgery?
Because most patients do not experience major blood loss or other complications during the surgical procedure, very few measures are needed after surgery. They are normally discharged at the same day when they can tolerate food, walk without any assistance, and control pain with over-the-counter medication.
Does this procedure have risks?
Like any other surgical procedure, this one has very small risks that can include:
- Blood loss during surgery, requiring a blood transfusion.
- Damage to surrounding organs (bowel, bladder, and ureters).
- Infection of the surgical site.
- Possible need for other surgery.
With Dr. Ulas Bozdogan, a world-renowned and skilled Endometriosis & Fibroid Specialist, performing the surgery, these risks are reduced to a minimum thanks to his wide experience in minimally invasive surgical procedures. If you decide to go with him, you will have the best surgeon using the best equipment and best technique possible.