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Treatments & Services

Gynecologic Oncology in the South Chicago Suburbs

Gynecologic oncology is the oncology and surgery specialization that provides care and treatment for women with cancers of the female reproductive organs or pelvis area. Cancers categorized as gynecologic cancer can include ovarian, uterine, and cervical cancer.

Women diagnosed with a type of gynecologic cancer receive advanced care from physicians who understand their complex disease and recommend a treatment plan that provides the best chance for long-term survival while also considering the ability to have children in the future if that’s part of their personal plans.

The gynecologic oncologists at Affiliated Oncologists work with each patient to discuss their cancer diagnosis, the extent of it, and treatment options, as well as help manage cancer-related pain and other symptoms or treatment side effects. They are typically the physician who performs the cancer removal surgery and also work with the medical oncologist and radiation oncologist to complete treatments. They will also update your primary care doctor and/or gynecologist as needed to keep them updated on your treatment and condition.

Specialized Gynecologic Cancer Care at Affiliated Oncologists

  • The da Vinci Robot-Assisted Surgical System for minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgeries

  • Radiation therapy located close to home

  • Evidence-based medical oncology treatment plans tailored to each patient can include chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormone therapy, or targeted therapy

  • Access to clinical research trials with the latest in treatment breakthroughs

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgeries for Gynecologic Cancers

Minimally invasive surgeries (MIS) offer distinct advantages to women, such as:

  • Eliminating the large abdominal incisions in open surgeries

  • Less trauma to the body

  • Faster recovery

  • Shorter hospital stays

  • Less pain and scarring

  • Less risk of infection, bleeding, or other complications

Access is gained through tiny incisions, and state-of-the-art cameras and instrumentation are used to visualize and remove the cancer. MIS can be performed with a laparoscope or with a robotic-assisted approach that allows the surgeon to access areas that may be difficult to reach with the human hand. The gynecologic oncologists at Affiliated Oncologists often use the minimally invasive Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System to perform surgeries.

Affiliated Oncologists offers comprehensive and accessible care as well as provides a center of excellence in gynecologic oncology for women looking for cancer treatment in the south Chicago suburbs. Our gynecologic oncologists are located in Downers Grove and Oak Lawn, IL. If you or a loved one received a diagnosis, the next step is to schedule an appointment with one of our gynecologic oncologists for a consultation.