A wide variety of gynecologic cancers can affect a woman's reproductive system, which consists of the uterus, vagina, ovaries and fallopian tubes. The most common types of gynecologic cancers are:
Women with early stage gynecologic cancer are often treated with hysterectomy.
Robot-assisted surgery may be the most effective, least invasive treatment option, especially for complex hysterectomies. Through tiny, 1-2 cm incisions, surgeons using robotic-assisted surgery, can operate with greater precision and control, offering the following benefits to the patient:
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less pain and scarring
- Less blood loss and risk of infection
- Return to normal daily activities in a few days
However, the best benefit from a quicker return to normal activity occurs when patients are able to start their cancer treatment therapies, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy, sooner.
Virtua physicians that perform robotic gynecologic oncology surgery:
Sarah Kim, MD
Randy Deger, MD