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Holy Cross Health is a regional leader in performing advanced minimally invasive surgery to treat gynecological cancer. 

Each year more than 80,000 women will be told they have cancer of the reproductive system – cervical, uterine or ovarian cancer.

Holy Cross Hospital and Holy Cross Germantown Hospital specialize in treating cancers that affect women. In fact, our surgeons perform more gynecologic and gynecologic oncology surgeries than any other hospital or health system in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

Holy Cross Health offers the most advanced treatment options available for gynecological cancers. Our gynecology cancer specialists at Holy Cross Hospital and Holy Cross Germantown Hospital are experts in minimally invasive surgery, including robotic surgery, and our patients have access to our active Cancer Clinical Trial and Research Program for gynecological cancers.

We offer highly-trained specialists, clinical expertise, and compassionate care when you need it most. From gynecologic cancer detection and diagnosis to patient support services for you and your family – including your children – we provide care that helps heal body, mind and spirit.

Minimally Invasive Surgery
Holy Cross Health is a regional leader in performing advanced minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including advanced laparoscopic and robotic procedures, to treat gynecological cancer.  Our surgeons are board-certified in gynecologic oncology – a highly advanced specialty – and were first in Montgomery County to use robotic surgery. We also train other surgeons through our GATE Institute, a specialized training center for physicians who perform minimally invasive procedures.

The expertise of the surgeon is important to your care – survival from ovarian and other reproductive cancers is directly related to the success of surgery to remove the cancer. Also, clinical outcomes have shown to be better for patients who receive care from a gynecologic oncologist.

Today, there is a minimally invasive surgical option for almost any condition. This approach results in fewer complications, a faster recovery time, fewer days in the hospital and smaller scars.

Women's Surgical Unit
If hospitalization is required following surgery, we care for patients in our dedicated Women’s Surgical Unit. Holy Cross Hospital was the first hospital in suburban Maryland to open a Women's Surgical Unit designed especially for women who require hospitalization following gynecological procedures.

Cancer Support Resources
Patient and family support is also important to your recovery. Our ovarian and gynecological cancer support group can help, along with other resources including counseling, spiritual guidance and palliative care. And, as part of our mission to help low income and uninsured women, Holy Cross Health offers screening for cervical cancer through our community outreach programs.  

Clinical Trials and Research
Holy Cross Health is committed to offering patients the most advanced, innovative treatment options available. Through our active clinical trial and research program, more than 1,200 women have participated in eight gynecological cancer research protocols since 2005.  Trials test new drug therapies, improving quality, survival, genomic profiling and surgical safety. Individuals may find new weapons to battle their own gynecological cancer while advances in clinical care benefit everyone. Holy Cross Hospital is proud to retain our community feeling while offering world class, state-of-the-art clinical trial opportunities. View our open gynecologic cancer clinical trials

Call 1-855-HCH-HOPE (424-4673) to learn more about our cancer care services. Visit HolyCrossHealth.org/Gyn to learn about our Gynecologic Surgery program.

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