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Images from a Robotic Myomectomy

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin offers robotic-assisted laparoscopic myomectomy, the surgical removal of uterine fibroids. 
 
During a robotic myomectomy, the physician uses the state-of-the-art da Vinci® robot to remove the fibroid while leaving the uterus intact.

The robot's arms are fitted with five to eight millimeter surgical instruments to perform the various steps of the surgical procedure.
 
The keys steps of a robotic myomectomy are illustrated in the images below. The images were taken during an actual robotic myomectomy procedure.
 
 

Vasopressin is injected into the area over the fibroid, or myoma.

An incision is made in the uterine wall over the fibroid.

The fibroid is removed.

The incsion site is closed with sutures.

 
Images courtesy of Intuitive Surgical, Inc.