Gynecologic Cancer Surgery
Early stage cancers of the uterus can be approached laparoscopically. The entire surgery can be performed through three small 5mm abdominal incisions. This includes removal of the uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes and ovaries and lymph nodes (hysterectomy, bilateral salpingoophorectomy and bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy). Postoperative discomfort is minimal and allows discharge to home on the same day as surgery.
The patient in this video presented with postmenopausal uterine spotting. Pathologic evaluation of the uterus after surgery revealed a low grade, minimally invasive tumor. Additional postoperative radiation and chemotherapy was not required.