Cervical cancer results from a mutation in the cellular lining of the cervix which spreads via mitosis to normal tissues and organs. Left undetected or untreated, this abnormal cell division leads to the growth of tumors and the cancer will spread. When medication and non-invasive procedures are unable to relieve symptoms, surgery is the most accepted and effective treatment for cervical cancer.
Hysterectomy is often recommended to treat cervical cancer. Until recently, surgery for most gynecological conditions was performed using a large abdominal incision. Fortunately, minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery overcomes many of the limitations of traditional open surgery.
Inova's state-of-the-art robotic-assisted da Vinci® surgical system allows your doctor to perform a minimally invasive surgery through a few tiny incisions, providing enhanced vision, dexterity, control and precision.
Benefits of a robotic-assisted surgery over open surgery include:
- Less pain
- Fewer complications
- Less blood loss
- Shorter hospital stay
- Low risk of wound infection
- Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
Talk to your surgeon about whether robotic-assisted surgery is an option for you. Or call 1-855-My-Inova (1-855-694-6682) for a referral to one of our robotic-assisted surgical specialists.