Robotic Surgery: A Game Changer for Women with Cancer

When Dan Silasi, MD, a Yale Medicine gynecological oncologist, was training to be a surgeon, he never imagined that his greatest aid in the fight against women’s cancers would be a robot. Guided by Dr. Silasi’s expert hands, the da Vinci machine is able to make precise, tiny incisions without ever tiring.

For Yale Medicine physicians, the robot has become a standard part of care for women’s cancers, including cervical cancer. Surgery on the cervix used to result in extended downtime and the possibility of infertility, but now surgeons can send patients home within a day while also preserving their fertility. 

In this video, Dr. Silasi demonstrates how the da Vinci machine has dramatically changed women’s medicine.

To learn more about Yale Cancer Center's Gynecologic Oncology Program,  click here.