Emil W. Tajzoy, MD, PLLC
Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Dallas, TX
Up to 80% of women will have uterine fibroids by the age of 50. Fortunately, Emil Tajzoy, MD, provides expert diagnosis and treatments for fibroids, including robot-assisted myomectomies, to women in Dallas, Texas. If you’re troubled by uterine fibroids or heavy, painful periods, call or make an appointment online today for an accurate diagnosis and to get the medical treatment you need.
Robot Assisted Myomectomy Q & A
What is a robot-assisted myomectomy?
A robot-assisted myomectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove uterine fibroids. Dr. Tajzoy uses minimally invasive, robot-assisted surgical techniques to remove fibroids whenever possible because the procedures are not only more precise, but also provide better outcomes with reduced risks for patients.
During the procedure, Dr. Tajzoy controls a robotic arm to make precise incisions in your abdomen and then uses specially designed surgical tools to detach and remove your fibroids. One of the instruments is a laparoscope, a slender tube with a light and a camera on its tip.
Dr. Tajzoy inserts the laparoscope into your abdomen, and it sends images of your uterus and fibroids to a video screen in the treatment room. The procedure allows him to see inside your body and excise your fibroids without having to make a large incision.
What are uterine fibroids?
Uterine fibroids are benign growths in or on your uterine wall. They range in size from as small as a grain of rice to as large as a grapefruit, and in rare cases even bigger. You may have only one fibroid, or several may develop in your womb.
When they’re small, fibroids generally don’t cause symptoms. However, if your fibroids become larger, you may have symptoms such as:
- Heavy and painful periods
- Irregular periods
- Abdominal pain
- Abdominal swelling and bloating
If you experience any of these symptoms, make an appointment at Emil Tajzoy, MD. Even if you don’t have fibroids, abnormal periods and abdominal pain are signs that something is wrong with your body.
What causes fibroids?
The exact cause of fibroids isn’t fully understood. Medical researchers and doctors know that your hormones — estrogen and progesterone in particular — contribute to fibroid growth. Other factors such as your age, family medical history, and lifestyle contribute to your risk of uterine fibroids.
Are there other treatments for fibroids?
In addition to robot-assisted myomectomy, Dr. Tajzoy also prescribes medications like oral contraceptives and gonadotropin-releasing hormones to treat fibroids. He can also suggest noninvasive procedures such as minimally invasive fibroid embolizations or MRI-guided focused ultrasound surgery to target and break up fibrous tissue. In severe cases, he may need to perform a hysterectomy to remove your uterus.
Call Emil Tajzoy, MD, or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about robot-assisted myomectomy and other treatments for uterine fibroids.
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