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Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) tumors occurring in at least one quarter of all women.They can grow underneath the uterine lining, inside the uterine wall or outside the uterus. Many women don’t feel any symptoms with uterine tumors or fibroids. But for others, these fibroids can cause excessive menstrual bleeding (also called menorrhagia), abnormal periods, uterine bleeding, pain, discomfort, frequent urination and infertility.

Surgical treatment for uterine fibroids may involve the surgeon removing the entire uterus via hysterectomy. Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers minimally invasive hysterectomies using the da Vinci® Surgical System which enables our surgeons to perform with unmatched precision and control – using only a few small incisions.

illustration of incision types, standard vs. da Vinci, on women's abdomen

The Robotic Hysterectomy at Holy Cross offers numerous potential benefits over traditional approaches to vaginal, laparoscopic or open abdominal hysterectomy, particularly when performing more challenging procedures like radical hysterectomy for gynecologic cancer. Potential benefits include:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer complications
  • Less scarring
  • A shorter hospital stay
  • A faster return to normal daily activities

As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed, as surgery is both patient- and procedure-specific. While gynecologic surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System is considered safe and effective, it may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.

To contact a physician who performs minimally invasive robotic gynecologic surgery, call 866-442-3627 or view the following profile(s) for physician contact information:

RIO® Robotic Arm System

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da Vinci® Surgical System

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