Special Issue "Advantage Analysis of Minimally Invasive Surgery for Gynecological Cancer"

A special issue of Medicina (ISSN 1648-9144). This special issue belongs to the section "Obstetrics and Gynecology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 September 2023 | Viewed by 102

Special Issue Editor

Klinički Bolnički Centar Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia
Interests: hysterectomy; chemoradiation; gynecological cancer

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent decades, great advances have been made in surgical techniques that are safer and easier for patients. Minimally invasive surgery has become the standard for many surgical procedures that were traditionally performed with open techniques. The introduction of laparoscopy and, more recently, robotic surgery has opened new possibilities for the surgical treatment of gynecologic malignancies. Before choosing the best surgical treatment option for gynecologic malignancies, safety and feasibility must be considered to ensure the best treatment for the patient.

Minimally invasive surgical techniques in gynecologic oncology have evolved greatly since the introduction of laparoscopy to this field. The advantages of laparoscopy over laparotomy have been shown to be beneficial both intraoperatively and postoperatively (smaller incision, less pain, minimal bleeding, shorter hospital stay, and shorter recovery time). Limiting factors for the wider application of this surgical approach are resources (expensive, specialized equipment) and surgeons with a high degree of specialized training. Robotic-assisted surgery is a relatively new method of laparoscopic surgery that allows surgeons to perform surgery via a computer that is remotely controlled by robotic arms. Based on current knowledge and experience, laparoscopy and robotic surgery appear to be of great benefit in the treatment of cervical, uterine, and ovarian cancer.

The aim of this Special Issue is to gather knowledge and experience on the use of minimally invasive surgery in gynecologic malignancies.

In this Special Issue, we would like to discuss the advantages, possible disadvantages, and risks of minimally invasive surgery for gynecologic cancers.

Prof. Dr. Senija Eminović
Guest Editor

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  • minimally invasive surgery
  • laparoscopy
  • robotic-assisted surgery
  • gynecologic malignancies, gynecologic oncology

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