What is Gynecologic Oncology?
Gynecologic Oncology is a subspecialty of gynecology that specifically treats cancer of the female organs. This includes cervical, uterine, ovarian, fallopian tube, vulvar, and vaginal cancer.
When should I see a Gynecologic Oncologist?
Typically, appointments are made with the gynecologic oncologist after you have been seen by your primary care physician or gynecologist and cancer of the female organs has been suspected or confirmed.
How does the Gynecologic Oncologist treat cancer?
There are three main ways to treat gynecologic cancer: chemotherapy, radiation or surgically.
As the first health system in the nation to provide and perform the most robotic gynecologic surgeries, Ochsner has continued to lead the way by teaching physicians across the nation to utilize this new technology.
With two board certified gynecologic specialists in the region, Ochsner is dedicated to treating the full spectrum of gynecological cancers through the least invasive means possible.
Your physician will determine which treatment is right for you and your type of cancer.