Robotic Gynecologic Surgery
Robotic gynecologic surgery is one of the latest treatment advances offered at Moffitt Cancer Center. Using the da Vinci® robotic surgical system, Moffitt’s gynecologic oncologists remove cancerous cells with a high level of precision, leading to a greater degree of surgical accuracy and a lower risk of complications as compared to traditional procedures.
Robotic gynecologic surgery makes it possible for Moffitt’s gynecologic oncologist to achieve enhanced vision, precision and control during a hysterectomy or other similar operation. The gynecologic oncologist is in complete control of the surgical system throughout the entire procedure. He or she uses a small console to operate advanced, miniature tools that bend and rotate much more efficiently than the human hand. Using these tools, the gynecologic oncologist can remove abnormal cells from a patient’s body. Throughout the entire procedure, the gynecologic oncologist has access to high-definition, real-time images of the area being treated.
When compared to traditional gynecologic surgery, robot-assisted procedures have a number of potential advantages, including:
- A shorter hospital stay after surgery
- Less estimated blood loss during the procedure
- Fewer blood transfusions
- A reduced need for pain medications following the operation
At Moffitt, we offer robotic surgery for patients with a variety of diagnoses, including cervical cancer, ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer. As a high-volume cancer center, we have completed thousands of gynecologic operations, making our gynecologist oncologist among the most highly experienced in the nation.
To learn more about robotic gynecologic surgery at Moffitt, call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form online. We welcome but do not require referrals.