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.
For patients who qualify, single site robotic-assisted surgery is available for cases involving a hysterectomy and a mass/cyst removal from the fallopian tubes. The single incision is made through the belly button so that scarring is almost undetectable.
Virtua physician that performs robotic gynecologic oncology surgery: