Gynecologic Conditions

Pelvic Masses

A pelvic mass is an an abnormal growth of tissue in the lower abdomen or pelvis and can arise from the female reproductive organs (ovaries, fallopian tubes or uterus) or from another body part. Masses may be benign or cancerous (malignant).

Symptoms include:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Bladder pressure
  • Pain during menstruation
  • Irregular bleeding or spotting

The treatment for pelvic masses is removal by surgery. For some women, hysterectomy is also recommended to reduce the risk of developing cancer.  read more

Ovarian Cancer


Ovarian cancer starts in the ovaries and the cause is unknown.


Symptoms include:


  • Abdominal pressure, fullness, swelling or bloating
  • Pelvic discomfort or pain
  • Indigestion, gas or nausea
  • Constipation
  • Frequent Urination
  • Loss of appetite
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Lower back pain

Treatment of ovarian cancer includes surgery and chemotherapy. The goal of surgery in ovarian cancer is to remove the cancerous tissue. For many patients, surgery can be done robotically with a few small incisions and a quick return to normal activity.  read more

Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is the third most common type of cancer in women and is caused by HPV (Human Papilloma Virus). It is 100% treatable if caught early, and routine pap smears are critical for detection. Most of the time, early cervical cancer has no symptoms.

Symptoms that may occur can include:

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding between periods, after intercourse, or after menopause
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Periods become heavier and last longer than usual

Treatment for early cervical cancer involves removing precancerous or cancerous tissue and can be done without damaging the uterus or cervix. Advanced cervical cancer may require radiation, chemotherapy and hysterectomy.  read more

Endometrial Cancer

Endometrial cancer, sometimes called uterine cancer, starts in the lining of the uterus and as it grows, can work its way into the uterine muscles.

Treatment:

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding, spotting, or discharge
  • Pain or difficulty when emptying the bladder
  • Pain during sex
  • Pain in the pelvic area

Treatment varies depending on the severity of condition and involves radiation, chemotherapy and surgery. Hysterectomy is often necessary for the treatment of endometrial cancer. read more

Endometrial Hyperplasia

Endometrial hyperplasia occurs when the lining of the uterus becomes too thick. The most common sign of hyperplasia is abnormal uterine bleeding.

Symptoms include:

  • Heavier or longer periods
  • Menstrual cycles that are shorter than 21 days
  • Any bleeding after menopause

In some cases, endometrial hyperplasia can be treated with progestin agents. For women with atypical hyperplasia, hysterectomy is the best option to reduce the risk of cancer. read more

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  • Papers accepted at the annual Society of Gynecological Oncologists and peer review journals.
  • Facilitates advanced courses and training in robotics for gynecologic oncologists around the country including peer observation of his cases and hands on instruction.
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  • Presented results of multiple research studies on gynecologic cancers at national meetings, and published in several peer-reviewed journals.
  • Received multiple honors and special appointments throughout training.
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