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Jubilee Brown, MD, discusses the benefits of minimally invasive surgery in ovarian cancer.
Jubilee Brown, MD, professor, division director, Gynecologic Oncology, Levine Cancer Institute, Atrium Health, discusses the benefits of minimally invasive surgery in ovarian cancer.
Minimally invasive surgery provides perioperative benefits, leading to reduced stress during recovery, Brown says. The benefits of this surgery include less blood loss, a shorter hospital stay, less pain, and a faster return to normal life, Brown adds. These factors prompted examination of minimally invasive surgery by laparoscopy or robotics, rather than a large, open laparotomy, Brown explains.
This surgical technique is useful in uterine cancers, though minimally invasive surgery has not been thoroughly examined in ovarian cancer, Brown continues. Recent shifts in this space and continued research into minimally invasive surgery stand to benefit patients tremendously, Brown concludes.