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Gynecologic Cancer

UVA's gynecologic cancer program serves thousands of women each year.

We perform more than 700 operations annually, including minimally invasive and robotic surgeries that use smaller incisions and enable patients to get back to normal following surgery much more quickly. 

In addition to surgical treatment, our physicians also administer chemotherapy and coordinate radiation therapy.  

Our physicians are some of the nation’s top doctors in cancer and in gynecologic oncology and are widely recognized for their clinical and research expertise.

We also offer an extensive portfolio of gynecologic cancer research and clinical trials through our own research efforts, through national cancer trial networks (such as the NCI's NRG Oncology) and through industry trials.


Cancers We Treat

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Gynecologic Cancer

Treatment of ovarian, endometrial, cervical, vaginal, uterine and vulvar cancers. Our robust gynecological cancer program serves thousands of women each year. We perform more than 550 operations a year, including minimally invasive and robotic surgeries that require fewer, smaller incisions. Thousands of women visit us each year for diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of gynecological cancers.
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Gynecologic Cancer

UVA's gynecologic cancer program serves thousands of women each year.

We perform more than 700 operations annually, including minimally invasive and robotic surgeries that use smaller incisions and enable patients to get back to normal following surgery much more quickly. 

In addition to surgical treatment, our physicians also administer chemotherapy and coordinate radiation therapy.  

Our physicians are some of the nation’s top doctors in cancer and in gynecologic oncology and are widely recognized for their clinical and research expertise.

We also offer an extensive portfolio of gynecologic cancer research and clinical trials through our own research efforts, through national cancer trial networks (such as the NCI's NRG Oncology) and through industry trials.


Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

  • Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is a protocol designed to maximize your surgery experience and recovery. ERAS helps you:

    • Recover sooner
    • Leave the hospital faster 
    • Have fewer complications after surgery

    What is ERAS?

    Components of ERAS include:

    • Pain management: We create a personalized pain management plan for you limit your opioid (narcotic) use.
    • Early mobility and feeding: The sooner you’re eating and able to move normally, the sooner you can go home. 
    • Preoperative Gatorade: Drinking Gatorade prior to the operation will help your body get the energy it needs to be ready for surgery. 
    • Fluid management: We will only give you as much IV fluid as you need to prevent fluid overload and bloating after surgery.

    Download the ERAS patient handbook for gynecology oncology surgery (PDF).

    ERAS Patient Checklist

    We will give you a checklist to track your surgery recovery progress. This will help you track, monitor and manage your recovery, allowing us to collaborate with you on finding what works best for your specific needs. 

Comprehensive Gynecologic Cancer Care
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Innovative Treatment Methods

We continually test new drugs and chemotherapy methods. We offer standard intravenous chemotherapy, intraperitoneal chemotherapy for ovarian cancer (where patients get chemotherapy inserted directly into their abdomen through a catheter) as well as innovative clinical trials on prevention, treatment and survivorship in women undergoing gynecologic cancer treatment or at high risk of developing these cancers.  

Cancers We Treat

Cancers we treat include:

Our multidisciplinary team includes gynecologic oncology surgeons, gynecologic pathologists, radiation oncologists, clinical research coordinators, oncology nurses and genetic counselors. These combined resources offer our patients personalized care during all phases of treatment.

UVA Breast & High-Risk Ovarian Cancer Program
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For Women with a Family History

The High-Risk Breast & Ovarian Cancer Program is designed to help women with a family history of breast and ovarian cancer find out their level of risk and which screening methods and risk-reduction options they should use.

This the only program in the region that offers such extensive preventative care, including genetic counseling and testing as well as personalized cancer screening options and risk-reduction efforts.

Make an Appointment

Please call 434.924.9933 to schedule an appointment.