What is a pelvic exenteration?

Jan. 12, 2021


Amanika Kumar, M.D., a gynecological oncologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, explains the indications and goals of pelvic exenteration surgery: anterior exenteration, posterior exenteration and total exenteration.

Dr. Kumar also discusses the process of this complex surgery — in which most or all of the pelvic organs are removed — and the physical and emotional challenges patients face.