Minimally invasive surgery (MIS), also known as laparoscopic surgery, is an alternative to traditional open surgical procedures for gynecologic cancer.
MIS allows the surgeon to remove all or parts of your tumor using several small incisions rather than one large incision.
For the procedure, experts at the Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC:
MIS is ideal for gynecologic cancers and typically offers the following advantages:
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