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Robotic myomectomy uses a combination of high-definition 3D magnification, robotic technology and miniature instruments to improve a surgeon's abilty to view fibroids and the surrounding tissue, as well as enhanced ability to suture the uterus when removing uterine fibroids and reconstructing the uterine wall. Four small incisions are made in the abdomen to allow for slender robotic arms and tiny surgical tools to access the uterus. Using careful techniques to continue minimizing the bleeding, the surgeon excises the fibroid(s) from the surrounding uterine tissue.
Once the fibroid has been removed, the surgeon uses a special device called a morcellator to cut the fibroid into smaller pieces inside the patient's abdomen. These pieces are then removed through one of the ports.
Benefits of robotic myomectomy over abdominal myomectomy includes less post-surgical pain, quicker recovery and return to normal activities. The typical recovery involves 0-1 nights in the hospital and 4 weeks reduced activity.
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