Myomectomy / Fibroidectomy - Minimally Invasive Treatment Options via da Vinci Robotic Surgery
Recent advancements in minimally invasive surgical technologies mean that savvy patients have options other than conventional surgery. San Francisco's California Pacific Medical Center has invested in the latest, most precise technology - the da Vinci Robot Surgical System, an exciting new treatment option in minimally invasive surgery for conditions including uterine fibroids. Use this page to learn more about advanced treatment options for uterine fibroids, including Myomectomy or Fibroidectomy using the da Vinci surgical system.
What is a Myomectomy? What is a Fibroidectomy?
Myomectomy, sometimes known as a Fibroidectomy, is a procedure for removal of fibroids. According to the National Medical Directory (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001912/), uterine fibroids are noncancerous (benign) tumors that develop in the womb (uterus), a female reproductive organ. Uterine fibroids are common. As many as 1 in 5 women may have fibroids during their childbearing years (the time after starting menstruation for the first time and before menopause). Half of women have fibroids by age 50. Fibroids are rare in women under age 20. They are more common in African Americans than Caucasians. The cause of uterine fibroids is unknown. However, their growth has been linked to the hormone estrogen. As long as a woman with fibroids is menstruating, a fibroid will probably continue to grow, usually slowly. Fibroids are often described by their location in the uterus: Myometrial (in the muscle wall of the uterus), Submucosal (just under the surface of the uterine lining), Subserosal (just under the outside covering of the uterus), Pendunculated (occurring on a long stalk on the outside of the uterus or inside the cavity of the uterus).
da Vinci robotic surgery is a relatively new treatment for uterine fibroids. CPMC has top-rated surgeons in the state of California who can use the da Vinci robotic surgery system to perform a myectomy (fibroidectomy). Among the advantages are that this robotic surgical procedure can often allow a women to continue fertility during her child-bearing years vs. older surgical procedures which did not.
A new category of minimally invasive myomectomy, da Vinci® Myomectomy, combines the best of open and laparoscopic surgery. With the assistance of the da Vinci Surgical System — the latest evolution in robotics technology — surgeons can remove uterine fibroids through small incisions with unmatched precision and control.
The da Vinci System is a state-of-the-art surgical platform with 3D, high-definition vision and miniaturized, wristed surgical instruments designed to help doctors take surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. By helping doctors to overcome the challenges of traditional open and laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci is changing the experience of surgery for women around the world.
Myomectomy / Fibroidectomy - da Vinci Robotic Surgery as a Minimally Invasive Treatment Option
If you have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids of any type, you should consider all your treatment options and work with your physician to identify the best treatment option for you. The da Vinci® Surgical System is one of the advanced, minimally invasive treatment options now provided by California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco. Our top San Francisco based surgeons are highly trained specialists in robotics surgery, including the use of the da Vinci robot for Myomectomy (Fibroidectomy)
da Vinci Myomectomy is performed with the da Vinci ®Surgical System, which allows your surgeon to perform a minimally invasive, yet remarkably precise, comprehensive reconstruction of the uterine wall, regardless of the size or location of your fibroids.
If your doctor recommends surgery to treat uterine fibroids, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive da Vinci Surgery. The procedure is called a Myomectomy and da Vinci is one of the newer treatment options for many gynecological procedures. Doctors at CPMC are using the most advanced technology available, the da Vinci Surgical System. da Vinci allows the surgeon to operate through a few tiny incisions. Advantages include -
- Increased Opportunity for future pregnancy
- Less likelihood of negative side effects
- Less likelihood of infection
- Shorter hospital stay
da Vinci is a robotic surgery system in which the surgeon controls a robot through advanced technology. Even with this advanced robotic surgical treatment for uterine fibroids, the surgeon is always in control. Advanced robotic surgery such as a robotic / da Vinci is one of the many advanced surgeries performed at CPMC, San Francisco.
Is a Myomectomy (Fibroidectomy) via da Vinci Robotic Surgery the Best Treatment Option for You?
Uterine Fibroids are complex conditions, and you should consult with your primary care physician as well as your specialist to consider your best treatment options. da Vinci Myomectomy is one of the newer robotic techniques and has been very successful, when used appropriately. Ultimately, however, only you and your surgeon can decide if da Vinci Myomectomy is the best minimally invasive treatment option for you.
Take the first step and make an appointment with a CPMC physician today. We have several surgeons qualified to use the da Vinci robot for Myomectomy (Fibroidectomy) - reflecting an investment in the best surgical technologies used by some of the best surgeons in San Francisco, in California, and in the United States as a whole. We are one of the top-rated da Vinci robotic surgical centers in California, and our staff looks forward to identifying the best treatment options and guidelines for you.
About Robotic Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System at CPMC San Francisco
San Francisco residents as well as people who come from all over the United States know that CPMC’s top surgeons are among the best in the San Francisco Bay area at performing da Vinci Robot-assisted surgeries. In fact, CPMC’s gynecologists perform more da Vinci Robot-assisted surgeries than any other San Francisco Bay Area doctors. Robotic surgery such as the da Vinci surgical system is now the gold standard of treatment for many conditions. Our commitment is to be one of the best robotic and da Vinci surgery centers in the San Francisco Bay Area, in California, and in the United States and to work with our patients to determine the best treatment options, including minimally invasive robotic surgery using the top-rated da Vinci robot. Our Robotic Surgery Department serves the entire San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco and Marin County, as well as the entire Northern California region with da Vinci certified surgeons.
Note: da Vinci takes its name from Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci the famous Italian artist and scientist. “da Vinci” may be misspelled as one word, daVinci, as in daVinci robotic surgery, or daVinci surgery, or daVinci certified surgeon, but the correct spelling is two words, da Vinci.