Surgical Approaches to Gynecologic Cancers

Paul H. Sugarbaker, MD, FACS, FRCS, chief of the peritoneal surface malignancy program and director of the Center for Gastrointestinal Malignancies at Medstar Washington Hospital Center, discusses how surgical approaches have evolved in gynecologic cancers.

Paul H. Sugarbaker, MD, FACS, FRCS, chief of the peritoneal surface malignancy program and director of the Center for Gastrointestinal Malignancies at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, discusses how surgical approaches have evolved in gynecologic cancers.

In the past, a morcellation approach was used, but the malignant process was not contained with this approach. For the most part, morcellation is no longer used anywhere in the world because of this reason.