Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Uterine Fibroids Treatment
It is important that we have an accurate diagnosis before we start treatment for uterine fibroids. Our doctors work carefully to obtain a precise diagnosis, so we can tailor your treatment plan effectively. We will discuss your treatment options with you and answer any questions you may have.
Uterine Fibroids Treatment in Burlington, VT
There are a number of treatment options for fibroids. Often, we do not need to treat the fibroids at all. However, if we decide that surgery is necessary, you can feel confident that you are in expert hands. We use the least invasive procedure possible.
Watchful Waiting for Uterine Fibroids
If you are not experiencing any symptoms, we may recommend watchful waiting. This means we do not use any treatments, but rather continue to monitor you for any changes. If the fibroids begin causing you pain or discomfort, we will discuss further treatment options.
Medication for Uterine Fibroids
The goal of medication therapy is to regulate your menstrual cycle. Medication cannot remove the fibroids, but it can shrink them and relieve symptoms.
- Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists, which cause your hormone level to decrease
- Progestin-releasing intrauterine device (IUD), which can relieve heavy bleeding and pain
Surgery for Uterine Fibroids
If we recommend surgery to treat uterine fibroids, you may be a candidate for robotic-assisted myomectomy (fibroid removal). This procedure preserves your uterus and is minimally invasive. To find out if you are a candidate, download our candidacy questionnaire.
Using the most advanced surgical and robotic technology available, our specially trained surgeons perform this delicate operation with unmatched precision and control. We do the entire procedure using only a few small incisions. Robotic-assisted myomectomy is a uterine-preserving alternative to an open abdominal hysterectomy. It is an important option for women wishing to preserve their fertility.
- Opportunity for future pregnancy
- Less pain
- Less blood loss
- Fewer complications
- Less scarring
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster return to normal activities
Robotic-Assisted Uterine Reconstruction
The unique level of control and precision provided with Robotic-assisted surgery can also help your surgeon provide the most precise, thorough uterine reconstruction possible. This helps prevent possible tearing of the uterus during future pregnancies.
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