In this video, Dr. Sudhir K. Rawal, Director Surgical Oncology & Chief of Surgical Gynae Uro-Oncology at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre, demonstrates Robotic assisted total vaginectomy and robotic bilateral lymphadenectomy with inguinal lymph node dissection. Unedited, from robotic surgery camera video, not narrated, 26:38.
In cases of extreme invasive cancer, the surgeon is faced with the total removal of the vagina plus a safe margin as well. Lymph node removal is also critical to long-term success for the patient. By doing this procedure with the assistance of the da Vinci robot, the patient has an easier, faster recovery.