The division of Gynecologic Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin has adapted the da Vinci robot to a wide range of uses in the management of benign and malignant disease. Each member of the faculty uses the latest da Vinci system, the Si, for hysterectomy, cancer staging (removal of lymph nodes and other extra-uterine masses), and other complex pelvic and abdominal surgery.
The majority of our patients with endometrial cancer are offered minimally invasive surgery and can have their surgical assessment completed without the use of a large incision (laparotomy). We use the robot for evaluation of early ovarian cancer as well as for cervical cancer. If needed, we will use the robot for evaluation of pelvic masses in complex cases in which traditional laparoscopy would be limited in order to avoid laparotomy.
The depth and breadth of our experience means that any eligible patient will have a robotic option considered.