Mario M. Leitao, Jr., MD, FACOG, FACS

Fellowship Director, Gynecology Service; Director, Minimal Access and Robotic Surgery Program, Department of Surgery
Mario M. Leitao, Jr., MD, FACOG -- Co-Director, Robotic Surgery

I am a board-certified gynecologic oncologist who specializes in surgery for women with ovarian, endometrial, cervical, vulvar, or vaginal cancer.

I have a strong interest in providing minimally invasive surgical options for our patients, including both laparoscopic and robotic-assisted procedures. In 2006, I became one of the first gynecologic oncologists to use the da Vinci® Surgical System to perform robotically-assisted procedures in women with benign and malignant gynecologic conditions. Minimally invasive procedures result in less blood loss than do traditional surgeries, allowing for shorter hospital stays and faster recuperation time for patients. I serve as the Director for the Minimal Access and Robotic Surgery Program in the Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering and have helped to build one of the best and most experienced robotic surgery programs in the world across multiple surgical specialties.

Appointments for New Patients
Manhattan 646-497-9055; Basking Ridge 908-542-3000
212-639-3987 (Manhattan); 908-542-3500 (Basking Ridge)
Clinical Expertise

Minimally invasive procedures (including robotics) for patients with gynecologic malignancies and other complex benign gynecologic conditions; fertility-sparing radical trachelectomy using minimally invasive surgery or robotics; uterine sarcomas; other gynecologic malignancies

Languages Spoken

MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


Beth Israel Medical Center (New York)


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Obstetrics and Gynecology; Gynecologic Oncology

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Publications by Mario M. Leitao, Jr.

Leitao Jr. MM. Goldsmtih LT. Optimal study design and the CONSORT guidelines. (letter) Fertil Steril 2005;84:105

Leitao Jr., MM, Chi DS. Fertility-sparing options for patients with gynecologic malignancies. The Oncologist 2005;10:613-22. CME activity

Leitao Jr. MM, Chi DS. Cytoreductiv surgery for ovarian cancer. Postgraduate obstetrics and Gynecology 2004;24(10): 1-8. CME activity

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