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Gynecological Cancer & Surgery

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. We also provide cervical cancer screenings.

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

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.

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is a care process for before, during and after your surgery. We make sure to optimally manage your fluid and energy both during and after the surgery, create a personalized pain management plan for you to limit your opioid (narcotic) use and get you mobile and eating normally sooner.

With ERAS you can:

  • Recover quicker
  • Be discharged sooner 
  • Experience fewer complications

Learn more about ERAS.

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High-Risk Breast & Ovarian Cancer Program

This 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. It is unique in the region and offers extensive preventative care, including genetic counseling and testing, as well as personalized cancer screening and risk-reduction options.

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