Specially-Trained Physicians with One Goal in Mind: Your Health.
Many women diagnosed with gynecologic cancer are candidates for surgery as their primary treatment. Surgical removal of a tumor, along with any other distant growths, significantly increases a woman’s chances of survival. At CBCC, we offer superior surgical expertise in both radical surgery for advanced cancer and innovative minimally invasive surgery for early-stage disease.
The gynecologic oncology department at CBCC specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the female reproductive system such as ovarian, uterine, cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancers. Our team is highly qualified to treat these diseases both medically and surgically. The experts on your team continually collaborate with each other, you, and your loved ones to ensure the best possible outcomes – medically, emotionally and spiritually.
Led by Dr. Jonathan Tammela, the gynecological oncology department is committed to innovative, state-of-the-art treatments in a comfortable and compassionate environment. Dr. Jonathan Tammela has personally performed more than 1000 robotic surgeries in his career. Over a decade ago, he established the first full-time robotic gynecologic oncology program in Northeastern Wisconsin, and is a proctor/instructor in this surgical specialty.
Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery
Robotic surgery or robotic assisted surgery offers a minimally invasive alternative to open surgery and laparoscopy. With only a few tiny incisions, the surgeon operates with greater vision, precision and control.
Your specially trained surgeon uses advanced, computer-enhanced technologies that are associated with improved patient outcomes and less pain, blood loss, scarring, and time to recuperate. Robotic-assisted surgery is used for partial or total hysterectomies and removal of the ovaries.
- Reduced pain
- Lower risk of infection and complications
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring due to smaller incisions
- Quicker patient recovery
- Shorter hospital stays
Advantages Over Conventional Surgery:
- Greater surgical precision
- Increased range of motion, greater than the human hand
- Greater Dexterity
- Enhanced Vision, including areas that may not be seen by the naked eye
- Improved access in hard-to-reach areas
- Improved ability to spare healthy tissue not impacted by cancer
How it Works
The surgeon operates from a seated position at a console, viewing a magnified high-definition 3D image of the surgical site. The system translates the surgeon's hand, wrist and finger movements into precise movements of the instruments inside the patient. Throughout the procedure, the surgeon controls every surgical maneuver. The system cannot be programmed or act in any way without the surgeon's input.