Robotic Surgery in Women With Ovarian Cancer: Surgical Technique and Evidence of Clinical Outcomes

Lucas Minig, Pablo Padilla Iserte, Cristina Zorrero, Vanna Zanagnolo

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Robotic surgery is a new technology that has been progressively implemented to treat endometrial and cervical cancer. However, the use of robotic surgery for ovarian cancer is limited to a few series of cases and comparative studies with laparoscopy or laparotomy. The technical issues concerning robotic surgery, as well as clinical evidence, are described in this review. Robotic surgery in early stage, advanced stage, and relapsed ovarian cancer is discussed separately. In conclusion, evidence regarding the use of robotic-assisted surgical treatment for women with ovarian cancer is still scarce, but its use is progressively growing. Robotic-assisted staging in selected patients with early stage disease has an important role in referral institutions when well-trained gynecologists perform surgeries. However, minimally invasive surgery in patients with advanced stage or relapsed ovarian cancer requires further investigation, even in selected cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-316
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2016


  • Advanced stage
  • Early stage
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Robotic surgery
  • Surgical staging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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