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How much does robotic myomectomy cost?

How much does robotic myomectomy cost?

In the US, Behera et al. (21) estimated the mean cost of robotically assisted myomectomy to be $7299, that of conventional laparoscopy $6219, and that of the abdominal route $4937. Limits of robotic surgery still remain size and number of myomas.

Is robotic myomectomy safe?

A myomectomy is highly effective for relieving pelvic pain and pressure, and abnormal uterine bleeding due to fibroids. Robotic and laparoscopic myomectomies are safe procedures.

How is a robotic myomectomy performed?

In robotic myomectomy, your surgeon makes several small cuts (incisions) in your belly to access and remove the fibroids. Sitting at a separate computer console, the surgeon uses special controls to operate a camera and surgical instruments attached to robotic arms.

What is morcellators?

A morcellator is a surgical instrument used for division and removal of large masses of tissues during laparoscopic surgery. In laparoscopic hysterectomy the uterus is minced up, or morcellated, into smaller pieces inside the patient’s abdominal cavity in order to extract from the abdomen.

Is laparoscopic myomectomy painful?

Laparoscopic Myomectomy is a less invasive procedure in which women have less pain, lose less blood, and can return to normal activity more quickly as compared to other treatments such as laparotomy.

How long does robotic myomectomy take?

The RALM required a significant prolonged mean surgical time over laparoscopic myomectomy (234 vs 203 minutes). There were no significant differences in blood loss, hospitalization time, and postoperative complications.

How much does a robotic surgery machine cost?

A single robot costs about $2 million. Some of the attachments that go on the arms are disposable. And robotic surgery generally costs anywhere from $3,000 to $6,000 more than traditional laparoscopic surgery.

How long is robotic myomectomy surgery?

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.

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