Gynecologic Oncology is the field of oncology and surgery specialization that provides care and treatment for female patients with malignancies arising in the reproductive tract or pelvis area.
Women diagnosed with cancer of the female reproductive tract want advanced care from physicians who will provide the best chance for long-term survival - no matter how complex their disease is. At Virginia Oncology Associates, we provide patients with the advanced surgical skills possessed by our board-certified gynecologic oncologists, coupled with targeted and personalized chemotherapy, aggressive surgery, and access to clinical trials. Our gynecologic oncologists understand the impact of cancer and its treatment on all aspects of women's lives.
Specialized Treatment at VOA
- Personalized Chemotherapy
- Evidence-Based Treatment Plans
- Access to Clinical Research Trials
- Genetic Testing and Counseling
- The da Vinci Robot-Assisted Surgical System
- Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic
The da Vinci Robotic System
The gynecologic oncologists at Virginia Oncology Associates use the da Vinci robotic system as part of their minimally invasive treatment regimen. This technology allows the surgeon to have improved dexterity, visualization, and control. The advantages for the patient can include less pain and scarring, less risk of infection and blood loss, a shorter hospital stay, and significantly faster recovery.
Treating Various Gynecologic Malignancies
Our physicians treat the most advanced gynecologic cancers such as:
- Ovarian Cancer
- Uterine Cancer
- Cervical Cancer
- Vulvar Cancer
- Trophoblastic Disease
- Complex Pelvic Surgery
We believe close collaboration and communication are essential to personalized cancer care. Your knowledge along with your doctor's knowledge is very important, and we are committed to keeping you and your doctor informed throughout the process.
Every day there is progress in the fight against gynecologic cancer with the development of new diagnostic tools, treatments, therapies, and approaches at Virginia Oncology Associates. We are leading this process by participating in clinical trials that test new drugs, unique approaches to surgery and radiation therapy, and various combinations of treatments. As part of The US Oncology Network, one of the nation's largest community-based cancer treatment and research networks, our physicians have participated in the FDA approval of more than 90 cancer-fighting drugs.
At VOA, we are dedicated to providing women battling cancer with advanced and personalized care. There are many treatment options for gynecologic cancer. With a unique depth of experience, expertise, and access to progressive treatment options, we can develop and implement the best treatment plan for each patient.