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Dr. Ramin Mirhashemi, MD of Gynecological Oncology Associates Discusses Uterine Fibroid Treatment with da Vinci Robotic Hysterectomy Surgery
Date:9/28/2010

y. "Simply put, the uterus cannot be sewn back together well enough to ensure a full-term, healthy pregnancy," said Dr. Mirhashemi, who has the most experience in robotic surgery for gynecologic conditions in western United States. He and his staff at Gynecological Oncology Associates provide comprehensive care, professional expertise, and individualized attention to each patient seeking optimal gynecological care.

Thanks to robotic surgery, surgeons can use smaller tools for greater precision and range of motion. Surgeons like Dr. Mirhashemi sits at a nearby console looking through a monitor inside the patient and controlling the robot with hand controls and foot pedals. The camera gives the surgeon a 3D view of up to 15X magnification. "The robot helps me see very small blood vessels and nerves that I can spare, which results in very little damage to the surrounding tissue," said Mirhashemi.

Dr. Mirhashemi provides these helpful tips about uterine fibroids:

  • Always call your doctor if you have heavy bleeding, pain or reproductive issues.
  • Fibroids are usually benign, made up of fibrous tissue and smooth muscle.
  • Fibroids are usually found in the uterus, uterine wall or outside of the uterus.
  • Fibroids are usually more prevalent in women in their 40's.
  • They can grow as a single tumor or in clusters varying in size.
  • Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumors seen by gynecologists.

"As the popularity of robotic surgery grows and gains acceptance, women can be assured of safer, effective fibroid removal with a greater chance of preserving fertility," said Dr. Mirhashemi.

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