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Robotic Laparoscopy Improves Outcomes for Patients With Ovarian Cancer, Reaffirms Role of Surgery

Gina Columbus @ginacolumbusonc
Published: Monday, Nov 06, 2017

Mario M. Leitao, Jr, MD, FACOG, FACS

Mario M. Leitao, Jr, MD, FACOG, FACS
Refined surgical techniques continue to be explored and validated in the field of ovarian cancer to improve survival for these patients and, in some cases, preserve fertility, explains Mario M. Leitao, Jr, MD, FACOG, FACS.

State of the Science Summit™ on Treatment Options in Ovarian Cancer.

OncLive®: You spoke on surgery tonight. How has this area of the landscape evolved?

Leitao: Surgery is still a big part of ovarian cancer treatment, so the goal of surgeons is meant to reduce the amount of complications and make people recover quicker from surgery, with less complications and less time in hospital so they can get on to other treatment. In the past, standard surgery was very challenging, especially for ovarian cancer patients, because of the complexity of the surgeries.
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