Treatment Options for Uterine Fibroids

Robotic surgery may be the best course of treatment for your uterine fibroids.

Have you been diagnosed with uterine fibroids? It's estimated that one of every two women have them by the age of 50. There are several possible treatment options for fibroids, depending on several factors including your age, the severity of your symptoms, if you hope to have children in the future and other considerations.

Treating the Symptoms
If your doctor decides that your fibroids don't require removal, he or she may recommend simply treating your symptoms. Heavy bleeding can be controlled by taking oral contraceptives or implanting an IUD. Ibuprofen or other medication can be used to relieve pain and iron supplements can help if you're found to be anemic.

Treating the Fibroids
Prescription drugs may be recommended to stop the growth of or shrink your uterine fibroids. Or to remove fibroids, surgery might be the advised course of treatment. A myomectomy involves removing the fibroids but preserving the uterus, while a hysterectomy involves removing the entire uterus. Either da Vinci procedure offers benefits beyond that of traditional open surgery or laparoscopy. Da Vinci surgery is a minimally invasive technique that combines the latest surgical and robotic technologies. Your surgeon makes very small incisions and uses the da Vinci System to make extremely precise movements of tiny tools. Benefits include less bleeding, less pain and a quicker recovery.

The Denton Regional Medical Center Women’s Center specializes in a variety of gynecological procedures with the option of da Vinci surgery. Learn about our women's services online or give us a call at 1-855-477-DRMC for a physician referral.

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