Elizabeth Lovett: Minimally invasive myomectomy

Elizabeth credits her son’s birth to Arthur Vendola, MD, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and to the da Vinci robot.

Elizabeth Lovett happily welcomed her third child, Kayson Dean, into the world in January. She credits her son’s birth to Arthur Vendola, MD, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and to the da Vinci robot.

After experiencing three miscarriages, Elizabeth learned she had a large fibroid tumor in her uterus. Her obstetrician, Arthur Vendola, MD, determined that Elizabeth was eligible for minimally invasive surgery using da Vinci® robotic technology – which can result in less pain and a shorter recovery time than traditional surgery.

Elizabeth was able to return home the day after surgery, which was especially good news for her two older children, Camren, 5, and Cordelia, 3. “It hurt just a little bit for about a day, then I hardly knew I had surgery,” Elizabeth said.

If you have uterine fibroids and are contemplating surgery, ask your physician if you are a candidate for a minimally invasive da Vinci procedure. Elizabeth “absolutely recommends it.”

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