Gynecologic cancer includes cancer that is found in any of the reproductive organs. These include:
- Cervical Cancer
- Fallopian Tube Cancer
- Vaginal Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Endometrial Cancer
- Peritoneal Cancer
- Vulvar Cancer
When navigating a gynecologic cancer diagnosis and considering a treatment plan, it is critical to understand all of your treatment options and recommendations; one option that may be presented to you is surgery.
Generally, gynecological cancer surgery will either be completed in open surgery through one large incision or, depending on your doctor’s recommendations, a minimally invasive procedure performed through several small incisions. As with any surgical procedure, it is important that you discuss all of your treatment options with your primary care physician(s) and oncologists to fully understand their risks and potential complications.
Robotic Gynecologic Oncology Surgery
Through this minimally invasive procedure, your surgeon will make several small incisions similar to traditional laparoscopy. They will then utilize the da Vinci Surgical System’s advanced technology including 3D high-definition visualization and special wrist instruments that offer more dexterity and precision than the human hand. Your surgeon will be operating with enhanced vision and control as they utilize the tools offered by da Vinci to complete your procedure.
Some of the benefits of robotic gynecologic oncology surgery include:
- Less pain
- Less scaring
- Shorter recovery time
- Lower risk of infection
- Less blood loss
- Shorter hospital stay
Be sure to take an active role in your treatment by discussing all of your surgical options and treatment needs with your doctor.