Gynecologic Oncology

The Gynecologic Oncology Division is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care for patients with cancer of the female genital tract, including cancers of the following types:

  • Cervix (Subtype of Uterine Cancer)
  • Endometrium (Subtype of Uterine Cancer)
  • Fallopian Tube
  • Gestational Trophoblast (Includes Molar Pregnancy and Choriocarcinoma)
  • Ovary
  • Sarcoma
  • Vagina
  • Vulva

Clinical Services

Gynecologic Oncology is divided into two groups:

  • Gynecologic Oncology: dedicated to treatment of patients with known or suspected cancer or, on occasion, benign disease of a complex nature
  • Colposcopy, dedicated to patients with pre-cancer of the lower genital tract including abnormal Pap tests, dysplasia, condyloma, and carcinoma in situ

Gynecologic oncology is a multidisciplinary specialty that coordinates many types of treatment modalities to provide the best opportunity for treatment success against the cancer while minimizing the potential for side effects and toxicities.

Clinical services provided for patients include:

  • Assessment and Consultation
  • Surgery, including
    • Radical surgery
    • Ultra-radical surgery including pelvic exenteration and LEER procedures
    • Minimally invasive surgery with
      • Laparoscopy
      • da Vinci robot-assisted laparoscopy
      • Sentinel node mapping
    • Fertility sparing surgery including radical trachelectomy
    • Reconstructive surgery including myocutaneous flaps and skin grafting
    • Latest surgical refinements including nerve sparing radical hysterectomy
  • Chemotherapy, including
    • Intravenous chemo
    • Intraperitoneal chemo
    • Oral chemo
  • Radiation implants, working in concert with the Radiation Oncology Department
  • Clinical Trials, including the latest research for treatment of difficult diseases
    • Gynecologic Oncology Group, a national collaborative research group
    • Investigator-Initiated Trials
    • Industry-Sponsored Trials
  • Surveillance for treated patients (Cancer Survivors)
  • Management of complicated cancer-related problems including pain control and comfort issues

Faculty

Visit our health providers page for a full list faculty members within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, or go directly to the UofMHealth.org profiles of our faculty:

Ronald Buckanovich, M.D., Ph.D.

Karen McLean, M.D., Ph.D.

Lauren Zoschnick, M.D.

Carolyn Johnston, M.D.

Anthony Opipari, M.D., Ph.D.

Julie Sharpe, PA-C

Richard Lieberman, M.D.

R. Kevin Reynolds, M.D.

Lisa Spratke, PA-C

J. Rebecca Liu, M.D.

Shitanshu Uppal, M.B.B.S.

Christine Willacker, PA-C

 

Contact Information

Patient Care:

To schedule a new patient appointment or return visit, to inquire about test results, or for any other patient-related questions, please contact the clinic at:
 

U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center Gynecology Oncology Clinic
1500 East Medical Center Drive, Level 1
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Clinic Phone: (734) 647-8906
Clinic Fax: 734-615-4174 
 

Outside Physicians:

To coordinate a patient transfer, request physician-to-physician consultations, or inquire about clinical service information, please contact M-Line: 800-962-3555.
 

Fellowship Information:

To find information on Fellowship opportunities within the division of Gynecologic Oncology, please visit the Fellowship website or contact our Fellowship Office: 

Fellowship Office
University of Michigan Health System
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
L4510 Women's Hospital
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5276
Phone: (734) 615-3773

Fax: (734) 232-6020
Email: pengel@med.umich.edu

 

Administrative Office:

University of Michigan
1500 East Medical Center Drive
L4000 Women's Hospital
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5276
Phone: (734) 936-6886
Fax: (734) 764-7261
Email: vclinton@med.umich.edu

 





  


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