This is one of the newer hot topics in surgical treatments. Considered minimally invasive, this technique uses several small incisions to remove tumors and repair the uterus. It requires special training prior to implementation. The physician operates instruments via a control panel and does not have direct hands on the patient, unlike open or laparoscopy procedures. Although recovery is much quicker than the traditional myomectomy, treatment can be limited due to the possibility of extensive bleeding during the procedure. The robot can be very successful for pedunculated and subserosal fibroids, but does have limitations for deep, larger intramural fibroid tumors.
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To get straight to the point, Ablation therapy does not treat fibroid tumors. Endometrial Ablation only treats the symptoms of fibroids like heavy bleeding and clotting. The technique only destroys the lining of the uterus (endometrial lining) but does not access or treat intrauterine (submucosal, subserosal or intramural) fibroids tumors. Ablation may stop the bleeding but the procedure is a false sense of hope for dealing long term with fibroids. The tumors will continue to grow as long as they remain in the uterine muscle and are fed with an estrogen supply. Treat your disease, not your symptoms!