If you have been diagnosed with uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, or another type of women’s cancer, you can turn with confidence to the experienced and caring gynecologic cancer surgeons at the Lahey Health Cancer Institute (LHCI).
Today’s techniques are more refined than ever before, and Lahey Health’s surgeons are experts in performing them. They are especially skilled in fertility-sparing procedures and in robotic and minimally invasive techniques that can offer smaller incisions, less pain, and a faster recovery time.
Lahey Health is accredited as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by the Surgical Review Corporation, which is focused on improving the safety and quality of patient care.
Our gynecologic cancer surgeons have extensive experience in procedures that can successfully treat cancer while preserving a woman’s ability to have children.
One example is trachelectomy, a technique for younger women with early cervical cancer. It involves removing the cervix (the tissue that connects the uterus and vagina) and some surrounding tissue but leaving the rest of the uterus in place. If the woman becomes pregnant, a stitch can be made in the bottom of the uterus to take the place of her cervix.
Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Procedures performed by Lahey Health surgeons using the precision of robotic surgery include cancer cases and complex benign cases. Some examples includehysterectomy, and cancer staging. Our surgeons also perform laparoscopic adnexal surgery, a minimally invasive procedure for cancer of the ovaries, fallopian tubes, or ovarian cysts.
Among our leading-edge procedures are cytoreductive surgery and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), also called hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. These techniques have shown significant success in treating cancer that in the past was difficult to manage,