Facing a cancer diagnosis can be scary. Getting diagnosed early is important, but knowing your options for treatment is essential. Starting those treatments as soon as possible is important to having a better recovery. Choosing a GYN surgical specialist to address the first stage of cancer treatment can make that possible. When you are confident that your treatment and recovery are managed well, you can focus on healing.
Patients of minimally invasive GYN procedures generally have a short hospital stay or if the surgery can be done in an outpatient setting, there will be no hospital stay required. New techniques help patients have minimal pain, and recover faster. Since recovery from surgery is much better, patients feel less sick afterward, which contributes greatly to an optimistic outlook.
Feeling better physically and mentally makes the rest of the cancer treatment and recovery process more tolerable. At the end of treatment, patients get to walk away with minimal scarring.
GYN CANCER PATIENTS NEED TO HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THEIR SURGEONS
Doctors who provide care for women routinely perform pelvic examinations and Pap smears to screen for cancer in the cells on the surface of the cervix. During a Pap smear, a sample of cells from the cervix is taken and examined under a microscope. Cells taken from the surface of the cervix can appear abnormal, but may not be cancer. These abnormal cells, however, may be the first step in a series of changes that lead to cancer and are the reason additional testing may be advised.
Endometrial cancer develops from the lining of the uterine cavity called the endometrium. Endometrial or uterine cancer is one of the most common gynecologic cancers in women and has one of the highest survival rates if caught early. More than 52,000 new cases were reported in 2014. Early detection & treatment by a CIGC advanced trained specialist is essential for the best recovery.
Once diagnosed with uterine cancer, choosing a surgeon is one of the most important decisions you will make. Ensuring your treatment and recovery are managed well will mean a better experience, limiting pain and complications. When choosing a treatment option, CIGC surgeons work with patients to choose the least invasive procedure possible.
As with other cancers, treatment for ovarian cancer depends on the stage. Cancer stage is determined surgically and is usually the initial step in treatment followed by chemotherapy and, in some cases, radiation.
Some women who have an increased risk of ovarian cancer may choose to have a prophylactic oophorectomy (the removal of healthy ovaries so that cancer cannot grow in them). In high-risk women, this procedure has been shown to greatly decrease the risk of developing ovarian cancer. Learn more about genetic testing for ovarian cancer.
Our surgical specialists Dr. Natalya Danilyants, MD and Dr. Paul J. MacKoul, MD are fellowship trained in advanced minimally invasive techniques and gynecologic oncology, and work closely with patients to help them understand their condition. The techniques used at CIGC help patients recover in days, rather than weeks.
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Surgical specialists can often see patients sooner because they are focused entirely on surgery. Each patient gets detailed, in depth attention from Dr. Danilyants and Dr. MacKoul. This personalized care helps patients understand their condition and the recommended treatment so that they can have confidence from the very start. Our surgeons have performed over 20,000 GYN procedures and are constantly finding better ways to improve outcomes for patients.
CIGC TRAVEL PROGRAM
Even if you are not from the DC area, many patients travel to The Center for Innovative GYN Care for our groundbreaking procedures. We treat women from around the world who suffer from complex GYN conditions.
Learn more in our travel program.