Co-Director of Robotic Surgery Mario Leitao, Jr., describes the emerging role and clear benefits of the robotic platform for operating on gynecologic cancers.
Gynecologic oncologist Nadeem Abu-Rustum discusses the prognostic and therapeutic power of sentinel lymph node mapping in gynecologic cancers.
Gynecologic oncologist Elizabeth Jewell discusses the fluorescent dye surgical platform in sentinel lymph node mapping for cervical and endometrial cancer detection.
At Memorial Sloan Kettering we provide comprehensive, leading-edge care for women with cervical cancer. Using a multidisciplinary team approach, our outcomes after surgery for both advanced and recurrent disease are among the best in the world. Progress in minimally invasive surgical techniques, including refinements in robotics — we employ the latest da Vinci® Surgical System platforms — have transformed the treatment of this cancer, resulting in such benefits as decreased postoperative pain, improved cosmetic results, and faster recovery. The sensitivity and specificity of our sentinel lymph node mapping approach spares many young women from complete lymph node dissection and possible attendant complications
We serve as a major referral center for women of reproductive age with early-stage cancer due to our experience in fertility-preserving radical trachelectomy, a novel surgical approach popularized by our surgeons. Radical trachelectomy has demonstrated efficacy in removing early cervical cancer without compromising oncologic outcomes. The majority of women attempting conception after this procedure are successful, and most babies are delivered full term. Our team meets weekly to review and discuss each patient’s case and treatment plan.