Surgical treatment for uterine fibroids most often involves the removal of the entire uterus by hysterectomy, however that may not be the best treatment for every woman. Traditional hysterectomy means long incisions, longer hospital stay and longer recovery time.
If your doctor recommends surgical treatment for uterine fibroids, you may be a candidate for a new, less invasive surgical procedure called da Vinci myomectomy.
This procedure uses a state-of-the-art surgical system designed to help your surgeon perform a more precise, minimally invasive procedure designed to preserve the uterus. The unique level of control and precision provided by da Vinci also can help your surgeon give the most precise and thorough reconstruction possible, helping to prevent possible uterine rupture (tearing) during future pregnancies.
For most women, da Vinci myomectomy offers numerous potential benefits over traditional surgical approaches, including:
- Shorter hospital stay
- Uterine preservation
- Opportunity for future pregnancy
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Less scarring
- Quicker return to normal activities
Our da Vinci specialists
Mira Aubuchon, MD, reproductive endocrinology and fertility
Courtney Barnes, MD, general obstetrics and gynecology
Holly Ford, MD, general obstetrics and gynecology
Mistie Mills, MD, general obstetrics and gynecology
Jonathan Thomas, MD, general obstetrics and gynecology
Am I a candidate for da Vinci surgery?
If you are a candidate for fibroid surgery, ask your doctor about the da Vinci Surgical System. For a consultation with a University of Missouri Health Care da Vinci Surgery specialist, call the Women's Health Center at (573) 817-3165.