Dr. Leitao on the Benefits of Surgery in Ovarian Cancer

Mario M. Leitao Jr, MD, FACOG, FACS

Mario M. Leitao Jr, MD, FACOG, FACS, fellowship director, gynecology service, director, Minimal Access and Robotic Surgery Program, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the importance of surgery for patients with ovarian cancer.

It is important for patients to find a great surgeon because surgery is different than administering systemic therapies. A skilled surgeon offers the best benefit to patients with ovarian cancer, says Leitao.

There are potential fertility options for younger women with ovarian cancer, Leitao adds. Even in the recurrent setting, surgery can offer a benefit if done correctly and with the right surgeon.
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