If you have been diagnosed with cervical cancer, you are likely considering your treatment options. Invasive cervical cancer involves tissue deeper than the outside layer of the cervix, and it requires more extensive treatment than cervical dysplasia and noninvasive lesions. Your treatment options will vary depending on several factors, but the likely choices are:
Surgical Treatment Advances for Cervical Cancer
In recent years, surgeons at Northwestern Memorial have been surgically treating certain gynecologic cancer, including cervical cancer, with robotic and other minimally invasive surgical techniques. The techniques used are:
- Robotic Radical Hysterectomy with lymph node dissection
- Laparoscopic retroperitoneal node staging (LEPSS)
- Robotic/Laparoscopic Re-staging procedures
- Robotic/Laparoscopic Oophoropexy
Today, there are only a few gynecologic oncology programs that routinely perform advanced minimally invasive surgery (MIS) for gynecologic cancer. At Northwestern Memorial, doctors often use the da Vinci® surgical system. For more information about the advantages of MIS or to find out if you might be a candidate for MIS, read our information about robotic surgery and minimally invasive surgery.