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The Role of Robotic Surgery in Gynecologic Cancer

Mark A. Morgan, MD
Published Online:4:47 PM, Fri November 1, 2013
Mark A. Morgan, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, University of Pennsylvania, director, Gynecology Oncology for University of Pennsylvania Health Systems, discusses the role of robotic surgery in gynecologic cancer.

Clinical Pearls
  • Based on the results of a GOG trial, it is unlikely that there is a difference in patient survival between robotic surgery and laparoscopic surgery
  • Robotic surgery works better in lymph node dissections and operations on heavier patients compared to laparoscopic surgery
  • The advent of robotic surgery has increased the use of minimally invasive surgery for women with endometrial or cervical cancer
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