How does a power morcellator work?

How does a power morcellator work?

The power morcellator may shred cancerous tissue and spread it in the abdominal cavity, worsening the cancer. This means a tumor may go from stage 1 to 4 after morcellation, which makes the cancer difficult to treat and decreases the chances of long-term survival.

Is robotic myomectomy a major surgery?

Robotic myomectomy, a type of laparoscopic myomectomy, is a minimally invasive way for surgeons to remove uterine fibroids. With robotic myomectomy, you may experience less blood loss, fewer complications, a shorter hospital stay and a quicker return to activities than you would with open surgery.

What is hysteroscopy with morcellator?

Hysteroscopic morcellation is an alternative procedure to hysteroscopic resection for the removal of endometrial polyps and fibroids. There are currently two systems in use, Myosure® and Truclear™.

How long does robotic myomectomy take?

You will be kept comfortable and safe by your anesthesia provider. You will be asleep during the surgery. This surgery can take 15 minutes for a small, simple fibroid to a few hours for multiple large fibroids.

How much do you have to dilate for MyoSure?

With the 6 mm diameter of the MyoSure hysteroscope, only 6 mm cervical dilation is required during a MyoSure LITE procedure.

Is MyoSure an morcellator?

In 2009, the FDA approved a second hysteroscopic morcellation device—the MyoSure® Tissue Removal System (Hologic, Bedford, MA).

How do you sleep after a robotic myomectomy?

The doctors do not recommend sleeping on the stomach after the surgery. This position can hurt your spine and can also pressurize the hip area. Try to control your sleeping habits if you are a stomach sleeper. It is best to sleep on your side or back.

Do you lose weight after fibroid surgery?

Similar to Uterine Fibroid Embolization, fibroid removal surgeries like a hysterectomy or myomectomy can also trigger weight loss.

Are Morcellators still being used?

The FDA continues to recommend limiting the use of laparoscopic power morcellation to certain appropriately selected women undergoing myomectomy or hysterectomy; and when morcellation is appropriate, only contained morcellation be performed.