Robotic Gynecologic Oncology Procedures
In addition to benign conditions of the female reproductive system, some women may face cancers including those of the uterus, vagina, ovaries and fallopian tubes. Some procedures done using robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery in gynecological oncology include:
Hysterectomy with USO or BSO: Hysterectomies may be performed with or without removal of other structures besides the uterus. Salpingo-oophorectomy, or unilateral salpingo-oopherectomy (USO) is the removal of an ovary and a fallopian tube while bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO) refers to removal of both ovaries and both tubes.
Pelvic Lymph Node Dissections: These are used for the treatment of several genitourinary and gynecological cancers. This procedure involves removal of cancerous lymph nodes.
- Removal of Pelvic Masses: Surgery is performed on masses or growths in any of the reproductive organs. This procedure is used to remove these masses in the pelvic area.