Darin Swainston, MD, FACOG diagnosis and treats uterine fibroids using innovative robotic-assisted surgery at his Las Vegas/Summerlin practice. Thirty years of experience in gynecology and extensive specialized training and experience in robotic-assisted surgical procedures make him a provider of choice for patients who suspect they have uterine fibroids. Other physicians in the community often refer patients to Dr. Swainston for surgical treatment.
Fibroids are usually noncancerous growths in the uterus that typically develop during childbearing years.
The size and severity of fibroids vary from patient to patient. Some women have small, undetectable fibroids while others have large, disruptive fibroids. In some cases, there's just a single fibroid while in others, there are multiple fibroids. All of these factors can contribute to the development or lack of symptoms.
Many patients notice no symptoms associated with uterine fibroids, while others experience heavy menstrual periods, pelvic pain or pressure, constipation, difficulty voiding, backache, or frequent urination. On rare occasions, patients may also experience pain.
While the exact cause of uterine fibroids is unknown, research points to genetic influence, hormonal changes, and growth factors. Those at highest risk of developing uterine fibroids are those whose sister or mother have had fibroids, who started menstruating at an early age, who are obese, who have taken birth control, who drink alcohol, and who suffer from a vitamin D deficiency.
Dr. Swainston frequently identifies fibroids during a physical exam, often without previous signs or symptoms. Sometimes irregularities in the shape of the uterus can be detected by an experienced doctor. When confirmation is needed, or fibroids aren't detected during the physical exam, Dr. Swainston uses ultrasound. Ultrasound is safe and very useful in the diagnosis of uterine fibroids. MRI’s are one to help determine if there are risks of the fibroids of being cancerous.
Based on the signs, symptoms, and risks associated with a patient’s uterine fibroids, a gynecologist will determine the appropriate treatment, which ranges from watchful waiting to invasive surgery. Possible treatment options include but aren’t limited to:
Sometimes, fibroids may cause fertility problems or miscarriages. In those cases, Dr. Swainson may recommend fertility surgery.
Traditional surgical methods involve large incisions, while Dr. Swainston performs robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgeries through minuscule, laparoscopic incisions. Robotic assist provides unprecedented precision, allowing the doctor to complete the surgery successfully through these tiny incisions. Robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgeries offered by Dr. Swainston decrease risks and recovery time.
We offer Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, and Fibroids. Call us to book your appointment today.
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"I was so lucky to have Dr. Swainston deliver my twin boys. No matter how busy he was, he was always funny & personable."
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"Dr. Swainston has been my OBGyn since 2011 when I first got pregnant. Two babies later I can safely say Dr Swainston is the best!!"
Dr Sawinston is AMAZING!!