August 5th, 2014 | Leave a comment by   in Cancer Treatment, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Robotic Surgery, Women's Health

Watch Now: Children After Cervical Cancer

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Anaelvys Espinoza-Ruiz was engaged to be married when she found out she had cervical cancer. While the removal of her uterus and cervix through a hysterectomy was considered the most successful treatment for her diagnosis, gynecologic oncologist Ricardo Estape, M.D., medical director of Baptist Health’s Center for Robotic Surgery, suggested Ms. Espinoza-Ruiz should have a robot-assisted trachelectomy. This option allowed the cancerous cervix to be removed, but preserved her fertility and ability to carry a pregnancy. Remarkably, Ms. Espinoza-Ruiz went on to have two children – Justin and Melanie. With the groundbreaking of Miami Cancer Institute on the Baptist Hospital campus, stories like Ms. Espinoza-Ruiz’s will play out more and more often, as the latest research in the detection and treatment of cancer will happen at the new facility, scheduled to open in...

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