Augusta Oncology provides Gynecologic Oncology, which is specialized and focused on cancers of the female reproductive system, including ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer, cervical cancer, and vulvar cancer. As specialists, our gynecologic oncologist team has extensive training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of these cancers.
The physicians are thoroughly proficient in all the treatments used for gyn cancers, such as radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery.
Our gyn-oncs are not only well-versed in surgery on the female reproductive system, they’re also experts on surgical procedures for the organs of the pelvic and abdominal tissues and organs (which may be involved if cancer has spread). Most importantly, they are comprehensively trained in the critical techniques of surgical staging and cytoreductive surgery, also referred to as “debulking.” Gyn-oncs are specially trained to find and remove tumors that have spread in the pelvic and abdominal areas.
A benefit to seeing a gyn-onc at Augusta Oncology is that one doctor will manage all the treatment, since the physicians are trained both as a surgeon and a specialty oncologist. Our gyn-oncs can prescribe medications for and oversee all aspects of a woman’s treatment, and are the most well-trained in the latest treatments in this particular area.