About the Gynecologic Oncology Program
It is so vital that women with cancer of the reproductive tract be accurately
diagnosed and appropriately managed for the duration of their illness,
as appropriate treatment and follow-up mean the difference between mere
survival and a return to good health. Gynecologic oncologists are the
physicians most experienced in nuances of reproductive tract cancer surgery
and the selection and sequencing of treatment modalities likely to benefit
the patient while minimizing the hazards of overtreatment or under-treatment.
We are dedicated to addressing the individual needs of each patient in
a caring and supportive environment. Our gynecologic oncologists work
with primary care and OB/GYNs to assure a continuity of care during a
On the Cutting Edge of Gynecologic Oncology
Among the advances in the treatment of gynecologic cancers is the groundbreaking
introduction of robotic surgery. The system, which combines computer and
robotic technologies with the skills of the surgeon, provides a highly
effective alternative to both open and traditional small-incision methods
in a host of surgical specialties, including gynecologic oncology.
Robotic surgery is an effective surgical option for the treatment of many
female reproductive cancers including early-stage cancers of the cervix,
endometrium, uterus and ovary. Our gynecologic oncologists are the most
experienced in the region in robotic hysterectomy, an advanced minimally
invasive surgical procedure. Patient benefits include less pain and blood
loss, fewer infections and a significantly shorter recovery time. This
minimally invasive advanced laparoscopic surgery employs state-of-the-art
robotic technology and magnified 3D vision. The robotic micro-instruments
translate the precise movements of the surgeons' hands while high-definition
scaled 3D imaging allows for optimum viewing and manipulation of sensitive
nerves and tissues.
Additionally, we were the first in the region to offer remote after loading
high-dose rate (HDR) intracavitary brachytherapy. This outpatient procedure
dramatically reduces a woman's hospital stay from several days to
several hours. Advances in radiation treatment such as HDR brachytherapy
have dramatically improved the outcomes of diseases such as endometrial
and cervical and even ovarian cancer.
Most insurances accepted. Prompt scheduling by appointment only.