Uterine Cancer Patients: Minimally Invasive Surgery Benefits
Once diagnosed with uterine or endometrial cancer, choosing a surgeon is one of the most important decisions you will make. A skilled laparoscopic GYN surgical specialist can perform minimally invasive procedures that will help patients recover faster and with less pain. The sooner a woman recovers from surgery, the sooner additional therapies can begin.
As a patient, or a caretaker, ensuring all stages of cancer treatment and recovery are managed well will mean a better overall experience, limiting pain and complications. A patient’s entire outlook can guide her recovery.
Understanding the Types of Uterine and Endometrial Cancers
The uterus has 2 layers. The body, which is the pear shaped muscular organ is called the myometrium. The lining is called the endometrium. Cancers can occur in either layer, and are defined both by the location and by the type of cancer.
CANCERS OF THE UTERUS AND ENDOMETRIUM
From the American Cancer Society:
The 2 main types of cancer of the uterus are:
Uterine sarcomas which start in the muscle layer (myometrium) or supporting connective tissue of the uterus. These include uterine leiomyosarcomas and endometrial stromal sarcomas.
Endometrial carcinomas, which start in the cells of the inner lining of the uterus (the endometrium). Nearly all cancers of the uterus are this type.
THE BENEFITS OF LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY FOR UTERINE CANCER PATIENTS
Uterine cancer patients of laparoscopic procedures performed by the surgical specialists at The Center for Innovative GYN Care have a short hospital stay or none at all, minimal pain, and a fast recovery. Since recovery is faster with our technique, DualPortGYN, women feel less sick afterward, which contributes greatly to an optimistic outlook.
Feeling better physically and mentally makes the rest of the cancer treatment and recovery process more tolerable. With all of the possible physical changes that result from cancer therapies, you can have some peace of mind knowing that CIGC patients get to walk away with minimal scarring.
OPEN SURGERY IS NOT NECESSARY FOR GYN CANCER PROCEDURES
DualPortGYN uses only 2 tiny incisions and can be used on any size uterus or fibroid. Know your options. Our surgeons assess uterine cancer patients on a case-by-case basis to choose the best treatment options.
There are many different types of treatment options, and the type of surgical procedure needed depends on the stage and grade of cancer. We will offer you peace of mind by helping you understand your condition and options.
If you want to learn more about the patient experience at CIGC with Dr. Paul MacKoul, MD or Dr. Natalya Danilyants, MD, read some of our patient stories or watch their videos.
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