Radical hysterectomy procedure for the treatment of cervical cancer at North Carolina Women's Hospital, Chapel Hill NC, USA.
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We feature a recording of a live webcast of a radical hysterectomy in the treatment of cervical cancer. The minimally invasive procedure was performed using the da Vinci (robotic) Surgical System, and included a radical hysterectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy. The da Vinci is a breakthrough robotic system designed to transcend the limitations of both open surgery and laparoscopy, expanding the surgeon’s capabilities and offering patients a minimally invasive option for many complex procedures. With da Vinci surgery, patients can experience significantly less pain, less blood loss, a much quicker recovery and faster return to normal daily activities.
Although gynaecologic oncology is a relatively new application of the da Vinci System, initial reports suggest that da Vinci hysterectomy can provide women with significantly better results compared with traditional open hysterectomy for cervical or endometrial cancer.