The Holy Cross Hospital surgeons are regional leaders in performing advanced laparoscopic procedures to treat gynecologic conditions. In fact, our renowned surgeons are board-certified in gynecologic oncology, a highly advanced specialty in which physicians are trained to search the abdominal and pelvic areas for malignancies and remove them.
The expertise of the surgeon performing the surgery is important; the prognosis for survival from ovarian and other reproductive cancers is directly related to the success of surgical intervention to remove the cancer. And clinical outcomes have been shown to be better for patients who receive care from a gynecologic oncologist.
Gynecologic oncology deals with the study and treatment of malignancies in the female reproductive organs. Ovarian, endometrial (or uterine) and cervical cancers are the most common and serious gynecologic malignancies women face.
Gynecologic oncologists first receive their training as obstetrician/gynecologists, then go on to receive additional training in all of the effective forms of treatment for gynecologic cancers (surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and experimental treatments), as well as the biology and pathology of gynecologic cancer. Advanced laparoscopic gynecologic surgeons have specialized training and experience in minimally invasive surgical procedures.