Myomectomy is the surgical removal of fibroid tumors. It preserves the uterus and is an alternative to hysterectomy for women who want to get pregnant. Fibroids are non-cancerous and typically located in the uterine wall.
- Uterine fibroids occur in up to 1/3 of all women
- 20-40% of all women have fibroids during reproductive years
- 60,000 myomectomy procedures are performed each year in U.S.
- More than 50% are still performed through a large open incision
With a da Vinci ® Myomectomy, surgeons can remove uterine fibroids through small incisions with unmatched precision and control. Among the potential benefits of da Vinci Myomectomy as compared to traditional open abdominal surgery are:
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While myomectomy performed using the da VinciSurgical System is considered safe and effective, this procedure may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.