Gynecologic Oncology Robotic-assisted Surgery

When routine care turns into an unexpected diagnosis such as cancer, it makes a real difference to have the most advanced medical treatments possible, with procedures provided by experts, and compassionate care during recovery.

CHI Franciscan Health offers advanced gynecologic oncology care in the Tacoma, Washington area. Our highly skilled gynecologic oncologists are passionate about delivering the best care for women, from diagnosis to surgical treatment of cancers of the reproductive organs, including cancer of the ovary, endometrium, uterus, cervix, vagina and vulva.

And, Franciscan surgeons are part of an integrated cancer care team of physicians and other care providers who will care for you and walk with you through your treatment and recovery.

Robotic surgery is often the answer

When an abnormal condition is found in the pelvic organs, treatment of the area is delicate and can often be complex. That’s where robotic-assisted surgery may be the best technique for you. For example, the da Vinci® Surgical System provides the surgeon with a excellent surgical tool for lymph nodes removal during cancer surgery.

The advantages of robotic-assisted surgery, when compared with traditional open surgery, may include:

  • less pain
  • less blood loss
  • less scarring
  • shorter recovery time
  • better clinical outcomes

During your treatment planning, your surgeon can help you decide what type of surgery might be best for you based upon your diagnosis, personal preference, age, activity level and other factors.

If robotic-assisted surgery is for you, you can count on Franciscan’s highly skilled surgeons with offices located throughout the South Sound, combined with the advanced surgical teams or robotic-assisted gynecologic procedures.

Learn more about surgical treatments for all gynecological conditions available from Franciscan.