Gynaecology Oncology

Gynaecology Oncology

Gynaecological oncology is a subspecialty under The Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Navi Mumbai that requires a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, including surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. Gynaecological oncologists deal with a wide variety of gynaecological cancers, including endometrial carcinoma, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, and vaginal cancer. Vaginal and cervical cancers are usually treated in the same way with radical upper vaginal surgery or radiation therapy.

An integrated approach to the diagnosis and treatment of benign and cancerous conditions of the female reproductive system is offered by gynaecological oncologists. At Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Navi Mumbai you will benefit from the collaborative care of a comprehensive team of specialists.

Your gynaecologist will discuss with you a full range of efficient and innovative treatment options relevant to your condition and medical history. The gynecologic oncology surgeons at The Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Navi Mumbai are experts in performing surgeries using a laparoscopic approach and risk reduction procedures for inherited cancer syndromes and fertility-sparing surgery.

  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery
    It is quite an effective minimally invasive procedure that guarantees a shorter hospital stay, attributed to its shorter recovery period. A less invasive alternative is laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation. There is no cutting of uterine tissue involved in this procedure, and most women heal completely within a week of the surgery.
  • Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT)
    This method of delivering radiation is employed in the treatment of advanced and localised cancers but those that have metastasized from the original site of the tumour in patients who have no other treatment options. The equipment for this procedure is directly brought into the operating room, and direct administration of high-dose radiation is done to the site of cancer during the procedure.
  • Intraperitoneal chemotherapy
    During this therapy, chemotherapy is directly delivered into the abdomen to treat ovarian cancers. Intraperitoneal chemotherapy has proved to provide a better chance of survival than intravenous chemotherapy alone.

If you have an inherited disease like cancer, you must discuss your risk and their management with a genetic counsellor so that you understand those better. After a cancer diagnosis, you may want to ask questions about the risk of acquiring cancers in other parts of the body and the chances of your family members developing different types of cancers. The main focus of a genetic counselling session is the prevention of risk factors. It involves a complete evaluation of your medical history, family history, genetic testing, and recommendations for follow-up.

Gynaecological oncologists at The Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Navi Mumbai collaborate closely with specialists in medical oncology or haematology and radiation oncology. Each patient's treatment plan and new developments are discussed in detail, and further decisions are taken. Delivery of radiation therapy and chemotherapy is managed as a collaborative approach between the experts in radiation and medical oncology departments.