Robotic Myomectomy Surgery
Using Innovative Technology to Recover Faster
Uterine fibroids can be painful and even diminish quality of life. A fibroid surgery, which is called a myomectomy, may be the appropriate next step for women who want to remove the fibroids and work toward a pain-free life with the help of miVIP Surgery Centers.
Myomectomy Recovery Times
How quickly a patient recovers from a myomectomy usually depends on their health pre-surgery as well as the type of myomectomy they receive. Consider the various treatment options as well as their generally associated recovery times:
- da Vinci Myomectomy – The da Vinci myomectomy is the most innovative robotic procedure available for a myomectomy surgery. A highly trained surgeon operates the technology to offer precise and less invasive solutions. As such, the patient can generally go home the same day the surgery occurs and will experience pain that can be easily controlled with medication over the course of around a week.
- Laparoscopic Myomectomy – The incisions for a laparoscopic surgery are generally half an inch or smaller. Like the da Vinci operation, it is performed outpatient. Roughly two weeks after surgery a patient can return to their normal activities.
- Abdominal Myomectomy – This is the most invasive option and requires the greatest recovery time. Presently it is the least common treatment option but may be required if the fibroids are too large or deep set within the uterus to be removed via any other option. An incision runs across the bikini line, or in some cases vertically, and generally two months of recovery time is needed.
As with any surgical procedure, complications can arise. Wound infections are some of the most common, though blood clots and reactions to the anesthesia are also possible. Around six weeks following your myomectomy, your doctor will evaluate you, check your wound and ensure that you are recovering normally. If you experience heavy vaginal bleeding or a foul vaginal discharge, or if you have a fever and an “angry” red incision, it is important to see your doctor right away.
Consider Treatment Options
Treatment options are wide-ranging and should be discussed with your physician. To make an appointment with a miVIP Surgery Centers’ myomectomy surgeon, call 800-847-7113.