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Secretaries

  • Opening hours: from Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Telephone: +33(0)2 31 45 50 11
  • Location: 1st floor

Hospitalisation

Department missions

Care

Our mission is to ensure surgical care for patients presenting with gynaecological cancer (uterus, cervix, ovaries, vulva).

The Centre François Baclesse is an acknowledged regional reference care centre for rare tumours of the ovary and peritoneum (TMRO network).

Surgical care is an integral part of global care in oncology, and is defined in a collegial manner with all cancer specialists during MDT (multidisciplinary team) meetings.

Our surgeons’ expertise enables us to care not only for patients undergoing initial surgery, but also in the case of recurrence, complex surgery and salvage surgery.

During the post-operative phase, early recovery adapted to each patient remains a priority for our medical and paramedical professionals, in order to facilitate rapid recovery (ERAS).

Our mission also includes working in close collaboration with scientific research laboratories (BioTICLA) in order to better understand, diagnose and treat pelvic cancers in women.

We also ensure continuity in training for medical students, nursing students and interns in gynaecology and obstetrics.

The team

Surgeons:

  • Dr Sandrine Martin-Françoise
  • Dr Jean-François Le Brun
  • Dr Enora Dolivet-Audigie

Head nurse: Sébastien Jaffré Outpatient nurses: Julie Tanquerel, Séverine Savary, Anne-Marie Richard, Laure Frelon Medical assistants: Pauline Passerel, Sandrine Sede

Healthcare offer and expertise

  • Gynaecological cancers: cancer of the uterus (cervix and endometrium), ovarian cancer, vulvar cancer
  • Initial, recurrence or salvage surgery
  • Diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of in-situ cervical cancer (precancerous stages)
  • Prophylactic surgery to reduce risk of breast/ovarian cancer

The department’s equipment and facilities

Advances in surgical techniques and equipment mean that we can now perform most intra-abdominal surgery via mini-invasive routes, in other words, by traditional or robot-assisted coelioscopy.

Since 2013, we have been routinely using robot-assisted coelioscopy for endometrial or cervical cancers diagnosed at an early stage.

These ‘mini-invasive’ surgical techniques, compared to standard laparotomy, offer improved post-operative comfort, decreased levels of post-operative complications, improved recovery and shorter hospital stays.

In the case of surgery via classical routes – laparotomy – peri-operative anaesthetic and analgesic care enable potential pain related to the surgical procedure to be controlled and and post-operative comfort to be improved for the patient.

Equipment

  • Coelioscopy (Storz)
  • Da Vinci X robot

Results

2019 activity data

  • Surgery for all gynaecological cancers combined: 272 procedures
  • Surgery for malignant tumours: 116
  • Surgery of the uterus/appendages: 72 procedures
  • Other (vulva, etc.): 22 procedures
  • Robotic surgery: > 50 procedures

Research themes / Projects

  • Research and studies on ovarian cancer in collaboration with the BioTICLA laboratory.

Publication

  • Robotic surgery in endometrial cancer: Feasibility in obese patients. H.Planque; S.Martin-Françoise, J.Lequesne, J.F.Le Brun ; Gynécologie Obstérique Fertilité et Sénologie ; 2018

Dispensed training

  • Initial training for surgical nursing students at the nursing school
  • Continuing education
    • Robot training by Dr Sandrine Martin-Françoise
    • Training for department interns and state-qualified nurses
    • Presentation of surgical techniques for centre staff and external physicians (Oncology Thursdays).
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