Gynecologic cancers are caused by cancerous cells that affect the female reproductive system. Such conditions include ovarian, uterine, cervical, and vaginal cancer. The best treatment for pre-cancer gynecological disease and very early cancer depends upon the placement and stage of the cancerous cells. Women with these conditions can be treated via hysterectomy, or surgical removal of the uterus. In some cases, other reproductive organs such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes may be removed as well.
Hysterectomy is the second most common surgery performed on women; one-third of American women aged 60 or above had had this procedure. Today, hysterectomy can be completed using minimally invasive robotic surgery techniques performed. This form of surgery minimizes the risks of bleeding and infection during the procedure. It also is associated with markedly reduced post-operative discomfort. There is also a reduction in post-operative complications like thrombosis, ileus and infection due to prolonged hospitalization compared to traditional surgery.
St. Petersburg General Hospital is home to one of the two GYN Epicenters located in the state of Florida. We proudly offer da Vinci robotic surgery for women to minimize scarring, blood loss, and recovery time for the management of these gynecological conditions. If you are ready to find out more about robotic surgery and our other OB/GYN services, please call (888) 741-5122 or check us out on the Web.