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Uterine fibroids can sometimes cause infertility or recurrent pregnancy loss. They may also cause bleeding problems, anemia, pain and bladder control difficulties. Clasically removal of fibroids (myomectomy) requires an open surgery. As a result women have to be hospitalized a number of days and full recovery takes weeks. A better alternative is laparoscopic or robotically assisted myomectomy which is performed through several keyholes in the abdomen. As a result, there is typically no hospital stay and full recovery occurs in a short time. While with laparoscopic surgery surgeons use “straight stick” instrument under video guidance, in robotic surgery the surgeon sits at a console and controls instruments with joy stick like apparatus. The console provides 3-D high definition visualization and the instruments imitate the motions of the surgeons hands (minus any tremor!). Robotic surgery takes laparoscopic surgery to next level of precision and can be ideal for myomectomy cases. Not every patient is a candidate for laparoscopic or robotic myomectomy. At IPFI we can perform a thorough evaluation to determine your candidacy.

Dr. Oktay

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