December 27, 2002
University Of Michigan Health System
A new procedure at the University of Michigan Health System called a robotic myomectomy allows women to maintain their fertility while surgically removing their fibroid tumors. By performing the surgery robotically, the procedure is done minimally invasively with quicker recovery times for the patient.
ANN ARBOR, MI -- Imagine being a woman and being told you had several tumors on your uterus and the primary surgery to remove them would cause you to loose your fertility. You might think 'if that's my only option I don't have much choice'. In fact, nearly 180,000 women each year in the United States who have fibroid tumors on their uterus make the decision to have a hysterectomy, a procedure that removes the entire uterus.
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