Gynecologic Cancer Surgery Overview

Grandmother and granddaughter- surgeryGynecologic cancers originate in a woman’s reproductive organs. The most common types are cervical, endometrial (uterine) and ovarian cancers. Gynecologic cancers treatments vary and depend upon the kind of cancer and how far it has spread. Treatments include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.

Cancer type, size and location will determine the scope of surgery. Typically, surgery involves removing the cancerous tissue and may also involve removing the particular reproductive organ affected by the cancer.

When appropriate, our cancers specialists utilize minimally invasive surgery with advanced technologies such as the daVinci robotic system and laparoscopy for greater precision and quicker patient recovery times. The Gynecologic Oncology team at the University of Colorado is one of only a select number of programs in the country offering these surgeries.

Learn About CU’s Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Team

Common types of gynecologic surgery

Depending upon the type of cancer and how far it has spread, your gynecologic oncologist may perform one or the following surgical procedures to treat or remove cancer: