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Fibroid Surgeon Performs 1st Fibroid Removal At Northside Hospital Using The New MyoSure XL Device
Leading Atlanta fibroid surgeon, Michael Randell, MD, performs Northside Hospital's first fibroid removal using the new MyoSure XL fibroid removal device. This updated device provides incisionless treatment options for certain types of fibroids.
By: Andrea Corbello
The MyoSure XL device provides incisionless treatment options for relieving abnormal bleeding (AUB) symptoms and infertility caused by endometrial polyps and fibroids located inside the cavity of the uterus. Specifically, the new XL device allows a surgeon to remove larger fibroids in less time.
"Offering my patients new innovative devices that allow me to perform the safest and least invasive surgery has always been my goal," said Dr. Randell. "Today, with the use of the MyoSure XL device, women can have certain types of fibroids removed as a simple, painless outpatient procedure without invasive surgery. This allows for a woman to keep her uterus and return to normal activity soon after the surgery."
Fibroids are very common. They occur in 2 or 3 out of every 10 women over the age of 35. They occur most often in women between the ages of 30 and 50, although some women in their 20s sometimes have them. Fibroids can cause pain, abnormal bleeding, infertility, and other symptoms.
Dr. Randell, who is a leading expert in fibroid surgery, is on the cutting edge of minimally invasive surgery. In 2010, Dr. Randell performed the first single incision hysterectomy at Northside Hospital using only one small incision. He also performed the Hospital's first tubal ligation reversal surgery using the daVinci robot resulting in a successful pregnancy and the delivery of a healthy baby last year. This year he performed the Hospital's first daVinci robotic hysterectomy using the Advincula Arch made by Cooper Surgical.
"I am always looking for innovative devices that allow me to do more for my patients through minimally invasive surgery," said Dr. Randell.
In addition to taking care of patients, Dr. Randell is an instructor to other surgeons locally and across the country on robotic surgery. Earlier this year he was invited to speak at the International Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology/Urology Symposium. The event featured experts from around the world. Dr. Randell lectured on robotic myomectomy techniques that he has perfected. He also teaches at advanced robotic surgery courses.
Because of Dr. Randell's expertise in minimally invasive gynecological surgery he was recently listed on the Pass The Pearls String of Surgeons (http://passthepearls.org/
"Unfortunately, many women are unaware of the newest surgical techniques available to them for a hysterectomy, to remove fibroids, to treat endometriosis or to reverse their tubal ligation, " said Dr. Randell. "Minimally invasive surgery is better for patients. This can be done as an outpatient and patients can return to their normal routine much quicker."
Dr. Randell recommends that women needing gynecologic surgery should seek out a well trained and experienced laparoscopic or robotic surgeon. Dr. Randell suggests using internet search engines, hospital referral services, and asking other doctors for recommendations.
Visit http://www.obgynatlanta.com or http://www.fibroidsatlanta.com or http://www.atlantaroboticsurgery.com for more information.
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Michael D. Randell, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. is a Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist in Atlanta, Georgia. He is on the Medical Staff of Northside Hospital. His private office is located in Sandy Springs, next to Northside Hospital. Dr. Randell is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He is an expert in laparoscopic and robotic surgery. With over twenty years of experience, he trains other surgeons on the use of the daVinci robot and lectures across the Country on many topics in women’s healthcare.
Our practice provides comprehensive women's health care. We take care of patients needing high risk obstetrical care and advanced gynecological surgical care, including robotic surgery.