da Vinci Offers an Alternative for Special Conditions

Excessive Menstrual Bleeding Solved by Endometrial Ablation

Many times a hysterectomy can be prevented by dealing with the underlying problem. For example, heavy bleeding may be caused by different factors. One of the most common factors may be hormone imbalance, which causes women to bleed heavily and frequently. This may be managed by use of low dose birth control pills or progesterone releasing Mirena.

For women with regular heavy periods who cannot tolerate or do not want to be on low dose birth control pills, endometrial ablation could be an option. Endometrial ablation has been a cutting edge technology that can easily safely and comfortable be performed in the comfort of our office, where, depending on your history, we’ll select the device that would work best for you.

The two most effective device types include Novasure and Thermachoice III.

The quick, 90 second procedure is well tolerated, with most women likening its mild discomfort to a “bad menstural cramp”. Within 24 hours, most women go back to their normal routine.

Uterine Fibroids Solved by a Myomectomy

Uterine fibroids* are benign (non-cancerous) tumors occurring in at least one quarter of all women.  Surgical treatment for uterine tumors most often involves the surgeon removing the entire uterus via hysterectomy. While hysterectomy is a proven way to resolve fibroids, it may not be the best treatment for every woman.

For women with fibroids and desire to become pregnant, or who do not desire a hysterectomy, a Myomectomy may be one of the best choices. Presently, we offer a minimally invasive myomectomy called da Vinci Myomectomy. We are able to remove fibroids through small incisons alowing women to go home within 24 hours.

Read how the da Vinci Surgical System is gaining popularity for gynecological procedures in this story from The Oakland Press.