Surgery for Uterine Sarcoma

Nadeem Abu-Rustum, Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery for MSK's Gynecology Service, is part of a team of surgeons with expertise in uterine sarcoma.

Surgery is an important part of treatment for uterine sarcoma. It helps provide a diagnosis as well as removes the cancer. Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeons are some of the most experienced in the world in removing uterine sarcomas.

Our team of uterine cancer experts from different areas considers the specific type and stage of the sarcoma and other factors before recommending how to manage your condition after surgery.

Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic or Robotic Surgery

MSK surgeons can in many cases offer minimally invasive procedures that reduce the side effects and time involved in recovering from surgery. Your surgeon will discuss using robotic-assisted techniques or laparoscopic approaches, which use a few very small incisions instead of one large one, with you. With these methods, the uterus and other tissues are removed through the vagina.

Women who have laparoscopic surgery often have shorter hospital stays, faster recoveries, and fewer complications than those who undergo traditional open abdominal surgery.

With robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery, our specially trained surgeons use an advanced robotic device called the da Vinci Surgical System® during the operation.