Dr. Jane Starr at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has carried out the first ever robotic myomectomy.
Myomectomy refers to a procedure of detaching uterine fibroids, while preserving the uterus. This latest method can effectively replace other conventional procedures like hysterectomy.
The robotic Myomectomy is performed by means of the da Vinci Surgical System, which adopts a minimally invasive method. The movements of the surgeon can effectively control the arms and wrists of the robot. Also the on-board camera offers a three dimensional image to the surgeon.
The various benefits of the robotic surgery includes less marks, reduced pain, quick recuperation, minimum blood loss and brief hospital stay. The robotics program at the Sugar Land medical center has been gaining interest. Over the last six months, trained robotic surgeons have carried out the first ever robotic prostatectomy, first robotic hysterectomy and first robotic nephrectomy, other than the previous robotic partial nephrectomy and robotic colorectal cancer procedures.