Female Cancer and Robotic Surgery
Some women who have been diagnosed with gynecologic cancer may be candidates for a new, less invasive surgical procedure. If your doctor recommends surgery or hysterectomy as part of your treatment for cervical, endometrial or early ovarian cancer, you may be a candidate for treatment via robotic surgery which uses a state-of-the-art surgical system. It enables your surgeon to perform with unprecedented precision and control – using fewer small incisions. For most women, surgery with the da Vinci system offers many benefits over traditional surgical approaches, including:
• Less pain, blood loss and scarring
• A shorter hospital stay, as little as two to three days
• A faster recovery and quicker return to normal activities
• Reduced risk of complications, including wound infection
Conventional surgery for gynecologic cancer is an open abdominal procedure, requiring a long vertical incision from the pubic bone to just above the navel.
The da Vinci surgical system offers high-definition 3D vision and a magnified view. The system allows your doctor to perform complex procedures through just a few tiny openings. While it is often called a “robot,” da Vinci system cannot act on its own. The surgery is performed entirely by your doctor, using this enhanced technology.