When uterine fibroids are causing discomfort and pain, women may choose to have a myomectomy. Franciscan Health physicians perform minimally invasive, robotic-assisted myomectomies for faster recovery and fewer complications.
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths that originate in the muscular wall of the uterus. Fibroids are the most common type of tumor found in female reproductive organs. Franciscan Health offers minimally invasive da Vinci® Myomectomy to remove uterine fibroids for women who find that symptoms are painfully interfering with their daily lives and if they plan to have children in the future.
Women should discuss this option with their doctor. Deciding on a particular surgical procedure depends on the location, size and number of fibroids. Certain procedures affect a woman's fertility and are recommended only for women who are past childbearing age or who do not want to become pregnant. In terms of surgical options, myomectomy is generally the only commonly performed procedure that preserves fertility.
Before deciding to have surgery, ask your doctor or nurse what to expect after the procedure. Many women notice changes in their body and in how they feel about themselves. Talk with your doctor, nurse, family or friends about these possible changes before you have surgery.
Always tell your health care team about all the medicines you are taking, including herbs, supplements and other medicines you bought without a prescription.
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