Gynecologic Oncology

Overview

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 patient's treatment.

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.

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