Dr. Edward Tanner at the microscope

Many people diagnosed with gynecologic cancer are candidates for surgery as their primary treatment. Surgical removal of a tumor, along with any other distant growths, can increase a persons chances of survival. We offer surgical expertise in both surgery for advanced cancer and innovative minimally invasive surgical approaches for early-stage disease.
Learn more about preparing for surgery.

When appropriate, we make use of minimally invasive surgical procedures, including robotically-assisted technologies to manage early-stage uterine, cervical and ovarian cancers, and certain types of pelvic masses. We are experts in laparoscopy and single-incision laparoscopic surgery. With minimally invasive surgery, there are fewer surgical complications, less pain, less blood loss, decreased chance of infection, less scarring and shorter hospital stays.

Surgical treatments for gynecologic cancers:

Prepare for Surgery

Learn how you can prepare for surgery at Johns Hopkins by reviewing these guidelines.