Gynecological Oncology Surgery
Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery offers treatment options for gynecologic cancers. Our expert gynecologic oncologists have specialized training in the detection, treatment and management of cancers affecting the reproductive system in women. Minimally invasive surgery has been used to treat many kinds of urologic diseases and conditions. Minimally invasive surgery patients enjoy faster recovery and shorter hospitalization than with traditional open surgery. Many urology surgeries can also be performed as robot-assisted. The surgeons at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery, perform a wide variety of routine and complex surgical procedures using the da Vinci® Surgical System.
The five main types of cancer affecting a woman’s reproductive organs are:
Cervical cancer is cancer of the cervix, the lower end of the uterus. It occurs when abnormal cells on the cervix grow out of control. During your regular pelvic exam, your physician should perform a Pap test. During this test, a small sample of cells from the surface of the cervix are scraped and examined to under a microscope to see if there are any cell changes. If the physician sees abnormal cell changes, other tests may be performed. Surgical treatment for cervical cancer varies depending upon the extent of the malignancy.
Ovarian cancer is cancer of the ovaries, the female reproductive organs that produce eggs and generate the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone. Surgery is the primary treatment for ovarian cancer. The prescribed surgical treatment for ovarian cancer varies depending upon the stage of the disease.
Endometrial (uterine) cancer
Endometrial (uterine) cancer is cancer of the lining of the uterus (endometrium). The main treatment for endometrial cancer is surgical removal of the uterus, cervix, ovaries and fallopian tubes.
Vaginal cancer is a rare form of cancer in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the vagina. Surgery is the most common treatment of vaginal cancer. The type of surgical procedure used to treat vaginal cancer depends upon the extent of the malignancy. When detected early, it can often be cured.
Cancer of the vulva is an uncommon cancer, seen primarily in women over the age of 50. Surgery is the most common treatment of vulvar cancer and the specific type recommended varies by individual woman based on the extent of the disease.