Gynecologic Oncology at Saint John’s

Cancer Care Like No Other

At Providence Saint John’s, you can expect to receive world-class cancer care from a team that includes experienced gynecologic oncology surgeons and compassionate support staff.

A Patient-First Approach

At the heart of our philosophy lies a patient-centric attitude. We always offer the most effective, gentlest treatments available. Whenever possible, we recommend minimally invasive, robotic-assisted surgery, which typically means smaller incisions, faster recovery, reduced pain and less scarring. In addition to performing traditional procedures, such as surgery, we help you understand how to care for your body, whether you’re recovering from treatment or trying to prevent a recurrence.

A Holistic Philosophy of Care

With an emphasis on integrative and holistic medicine, our team is exceptionally trained to help you achieve the best outcome possible. Dr. Steven Vasilev, M.D., medical director of integrative medicine, is board-certified in gynecology, gynecologic oncology, and integrative and holistic medicine. Under his direction, we can offer treatment options that supplement your primary mode of care.

One approach we use to treat cancer is integrative oncology, a method that marries mainstream medicine and complementary, evidence-based therapies. We focus on managing not only the cancer, but the health of your whole mind and body. We also educate you on specific ways to improve your lifestyle, including avoiding toxins, increasing physical activity and reducing stress.

Genomic-based nutrition, tailored to each individual, is another treatment option available to you. We teach you how to protect your body with the right nutrients and supplements. Plus, we show you how to avoid or alleviate symptoms by actively modifying your diet and supporting it with a dedicated fitness routine.

Gynecologic Cancer Services

We treat individuals with the following types of cancer: 

  • Ovarian
  • Uterine
  • Cervical
  • Sarcoma
  • Vulvar
  • Vaginal

In partnership with the Willow Sage Sanctuary, our gynecologic cancer services include:

  • Genetic risk assessment
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Integrative medicine and complementary therapies such as mindfulness and yoga
  • Acupuncture and massage coming soon

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