Gynecologic Oncology

  • Robotic surgeons with the Da Vinci surgical system

    The gynecologic oncology program at the Anderson Cancer Institute cares for women with pre-cancer or cancer of the reproductive system. We were the first hospital in southeast Georgia to offer gynecologic oncology services. Some of our specialized services include:

    • Treatment of gynecologic pre-cancers, including vulvar dysplasia, vaginal dysplasia, cervical dysplasia, and uterine hyperplasia
    • Treatment of gynecologic cancers, including vulvar, vaginal, cervical, uterine, fallopian tube, ovarian, and primary peritoneal
    • Bowel and urinary tract resection, diversion, and reconstruction
    • Cervical loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) and cold knife conization
    • Gynecologic Oncology Group clinical trial access
    • Hysterectomy, including extrafascial and radical hysterectomy
    • Minimally invasive and robotic surgery 
    • Pelvic exenteration
    • Pelvic, para-aortic, and inguinal lymph node dissection
    • Radical cytoreductive surgery for advanced gynecologic cancers
    • Salpingo-oophorectomy
    • Vaginectomy
    • Vesico-vaginal and recto-vaginal fistula repair
    • Vulvectomy

    Our Physicians

    When to Call a Gynecologic Oncologist

    Any woman diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer should seek the expertise of a gynecologic oncologist. Some gynecologic cancers  have no symptoms at all and can only be detected with a Pap test, blood work, or biopsy. However, the following conditions may be a sign that something is wrong.

    • Abnormal bleeding, including bleeding between periods, bleeding after intercourse, bleeding after menopause, and unusually heavy or prolonged bleeding
    • Frequent, urgent, difficult, or painful urination
    • Unusual vaginal discharge or discharge with an unusual color or odor
    • Pain during intercourse
    • Pain, pressure, or a mass in the lower abdomen or pelvic area
    • Constantly feeling swollen, bloated, full, or experiencing ongoing gas, indigestion, nausea, diarrhea, or constipation
    • Severe burning, itching, or pain in the genital area
    • Skin changes on the vulva
    • Unexplained weight loss
    • Feeling very tired all of the time or experiencing shortness of breath

    Call 912-350-8603 to request an appointment.

    Get answers to frequently asked questions about gynecologic oncology.

    Location and Office Hours

    Our main office is located in the Anderson Cancer Institute on the Memorial University Medical Center campus at 4700 Waters Avenue, Savannah, Georgia. Our physicians also travel to satellite offices throughout the region. When requesting an appointment, ask if there is a location near you.

    To reach gynecologic oncology, enter the hospital campus at Waters Avenue and 63rd Street. Follow the main road through the campus. Turn right at the second stop sign. The ACI building is on your right. Free parking is available. 

    Our office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Patients are seen on an appointment-only basis. If you are unable to keep an appointment, please notify the office immediately at 912-350-8603.

    Emergencies
    In case of emergency day or night, please call us at 912-350-8603. You will be put in touch with the physician on-call.  If you feel that your situation is life threatening or needs immediate medical attention, go directly to the emergency department at Memorial University Medical Center.