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Gynecologic Oncology

More women today are surviving gynecological cancers than ever before. Genetic testing, more effective surgeries and better chemotherapy are helping our patients live longer.

For decades, women with even the most complex GYN cancers have turned to Ochsner. Our team cares for more patients with female organ cancers than any other program in New Orleans. We’re here to listen to your goals and create a treatment plan that’s right for you.

You Want Us in Your Corner 

The Gynecologic Oncology team at Ochsner strives to provide unmatched care to women in our region with cervical, uterine, ovarian, fallopian tube, vulvar and vaginal cancers. With three board-certified gynecologic specialists, Ochsner is dedicated to treating the full spectrum of gynecological cancers through the least invasive means possible. 

Unlike many centers, Ochsner takes a comprehensive approach to GYN cancer treatment. The physician who makes your diagnosis performs your surgery and oversees your chemotherapy. You develop a relationship with doctor who becomes personally invested in your case. You are not a statistic at Ochsner.

As one of the first health systems in the nation to perform robotic gynecologic surgeries, the Ochsner team has experience second to none. We offer robotic hysterectomy to treat uterine cancer and robotic radical hysterectomy and robotic trachelectomy to treat cervical cancer. These cutting-edge technologies lead to faster recovery times and preservation of fertility. 

Your First Appointment

What to Bring

For your first appointment, bring your insurance card, co-payment (you may pay by check or credit card), an identification card, a list of the medications you take and your medical record (if you are not already an Ochsner patient). If applicable, also bring your x-rays and pathology reports. For follow-up appointments, bring your insurance card, co-payment and identification card. Free, ample parking is available at both of our locations: in front of the Benson Cancer Center at Ochsner Medical Center – Jefferson Highway and in the Jena Parking Garage at Ochsner Baptist in uptown New Orleans.

What to Expect

Your appointment should take around 45-60 minutes. Your provider and the department support staff will review your personal medical history and your family history. You will undergo a physical exam. Your doctor will spend ample time to discuss your treatment options. Depending upon your diagnosis, your doctor may order laboratory and/or diagnostic tests and discuss a recommended treatment plan.