Robotic-Assisted Myomectomy

What is Robotic-Assisted Myomectomy?

Uterine fibroids, commonly known as fibroids, are non-cancerous growths that develop in the uterus and can cause severe symptoms. Symptoms may include abnormal bleeding, abdominal and pelvic pain, complications related to fertility and pregnancy, bloating, constipation, and frequent urination.

For individuals experiencing fibroid symptoms with future family plans, St. Luke's offers a cutting-edge solution known as Robotic-assisted myomectomy. This procedure, conducted by skilled gynecologic surgeons, aims to remove fibroids while preserving the uterus.

The surgery utilizes advanced tools, like laparoscopic or robotic technology, ensuring precision, accuracy, and a minimally invasive approach—resulting in smaller incisions. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia for the patient's comfort and safety.


What are the Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Myomectomy Versus Traditional Surgery?

Compared to traditional open surgery, robotic-assisted myomectomy is a minimally invasive procedure, allowing for increased precision, visual accuracy, and enhanced dexterity. Choosing robotic-assisted myomectomy offers several benefits to patients, including:

  • Reduced postoperative pain and discomfort
  • Lower risk of infection or complications due to smaller incisions
  • Minimal scar formation (adhesions)
  • Fertility preservation
  • Less uterine bleeding
  • Short hospitalizations
  • Faster recovery time and resume of regular activities


Can All Women Undergo Robotic-Assisted Myomectomy?

Planning to undergo a Robotic-assisted myomectomy depends on several factors, including the severity and position of the uterine fibroids and the patient's medical history. Robotic-assisted myomectomy may not be appropriate for all patients, which is why it is important to consult with your OB-GYNE, especially in patients with the following cases:

  • Large or multiple fibroids
  • More than five myomas in the uterus
  • Uterine fibroids in complex anatomical locations, such as within the broad ligament, cervix, uterine cornua (horns), or uterine blood vessels
  • A single uterine fibroid larger than 15 cm
  • Fibroids adjacent to the endometrial cavity or with a submucosal nature
  • Having an underlying health condition or being pregnant


How to Prepare for a Robotic-Assisted Myomectomy?

Preparing for robotic-assisted myomectomy can be an essential step towards ensuring a successful procedure and a smooth recovery. Your doctor will provide detailed guidance, but here are some general tips to keep in mind:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the procedure. Don't hesitate to ask your doctor any queries about the surgery and the post-surgery period to ensure you're fully aware of the process.
  • Comply with your doctor's directives regarding medication and supplement intake. This could mean discontinuing certain medicines or supplements, like blood thinners or herbal remedies, days before the surgery.
  • Avoid applying lotions, creams, deodorant, makeup, powder, perfume, or cologne after your pre-surgery shower.
  • Refrain from consuming food or beverages after midnight before your surgery.
  • Choose to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes on the day of your surgery.
  • If you are a smoker, make an effort to quit, as smoking can hamper the healing process following the procedure.
  • Do not wear jewelry.
  • Remove nail polish before surgery.


How Long is the Recovery Period After Robotic-Assisted Myomectomy?

After the robotic-assisted myomectomy, patients must remain in the hospital for monitoring. Those who undergo surgery can expect postoperative pain and discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication. Additionally, patients should avoid strenuous activities such as exercise and heavy lifting, as well as sexual activity, for several weeks.

Generally, patients can return to normal activities within 2 to 4 weeks following surgery. Following the doctor's instructions regarding wound care and treatment is crucial. Patients must attend follow-up appointments, especially if experiencing:

  • fluid leakage from incisions
  • heavy vaginal bleeding
  • fever
  • breathing difficulties, or other serious complications
  • signs of fibroid regrowth

St. Luke's Medical Center (SLMC), a leading healthcare institution in the Philippines, continues to redefine medical excellence with its state-of-the-art facilities and commitment to patient care. One such advancement is using the Da Vinci Surgical System, enabling modern surgical techniques that elevate patient outcomes.

Among the innovative treatments offered is the robotic-assisted myomectomy, a procedure designed to address uterine fibroids while preserving the uterus. This state-of-the-art approach ensures precision, minimally invasive surgery, and quicker patient recovery.


For those considering robotic-assisted myomectomy or seeking expert medical advice, St. Luke's Medical Center is here to help. To book a consultation or learn more about our services, interested individuals can contact us at +632 8789 7700 or +632 8723 0101.

Embark on your journey to optimal health with St. Luke's Medical Center, where innovation meets compassionate care. Discover a new standard of surgical excellence today.

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