NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist is accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.
At NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist, women facing a diagnosis of gynecologic cancer or a precancerous condition can receive superior care close to home. Our experienced gynecologic oncologists from NewYork-Presbyterian & Weill Cornell Medicine provide advanced and comprehensive care to women with cancers of the ovaries, uterus, cervix, vulva, and vagina. We guide our patients through complex gynecologic cancer issues and work in multidisciplinary specialty teams to provide comprehensive and compassionate care, from initial diagnosis to treatment and survivorship.
About Our Program
At NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist, patients can receive all of the gynecologic oncology services they need, from screening and diagnosis to treatments that may include surgery, radiation, or medical oncology, as well as a full range of survivorship services and support.
We use the latest technology to screen for and treat gynecologic malignancies, precancerous lesions, and suspicious pelvic masses. Our gynecologic oncologists work with a dedicated team of radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, oncology nurses, genetic specialists, and other professionals to provide a comprehensive treatment plan that is tailored to the individual patient.
Through the NewYork-Presbyterian healthcare network, we can connect you to the experts who can address your unique and changing health needs.
Services We Offer
- Comprehensive management of all gynecologic cancers
- Evaluation and treatment for abnormal pap smears
- Evaluation and treatment of precancerous conditions
- Advanced surgical services for cancer and complex pelvic conditions, including minimally Invasive and robotic surgery
- Chemotherapy administration and management for gynecologic malignancies
- Consultation and/or second opinion visits
- Genetic counseling and management for hereditary ovarian, breast and uterine cancers
Our Approach to Care
Caring for All of You
We understand that a cancer diagnosis can be challenging for you and your loved ones. That’s why we offer a full range of psychosocial, nutritional, and other support services for women with gynecologic cancers. Your team includes doctors who are board-certified in palliative care as well, ensuring that your quality of life is the best it can be from the moment of diagnosis and throughout your treatment.
A Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Care
Your team is very accessible and includes gynecologic oncologists who oversee your care, working with pathologists, radiologists, genetic counselors, nutritionists, oncology nurses and nurse practitioners, psychosocial support specialists, and other experts with a longstanding commitment to women’s health. We get to know you and your family, your life events, and any personal or cultural preferences, and we take these into account when planning and providing your care.
A Commitment to Fertility Preservation
If you wish to become pregnant after your treatment is over, we have expertise in fertility-sparing surgery whenever feasible that can preserve the ability to have children without compromising cancer outcomes. We can collaborate with infertility specialists to review your fertility preservation options. Embryo and egg freezing are sometimes available before you begin your cancer treatment and in vitro fertilization afterward.
If you have an increased risk of ovarian cancer because of a family history of the disease, you can consult with a genetic counselor and undergo genetic testing (for example, screening for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations or Lynch syndrome). If you have such a mutation, we’ll offer you several options to greatly decrease your risk of developing ovarian and fallopian tube cancer.
Advanced Treatment Approaches
The Latest Medical Treatments
We provide the newest anticancer drugs, drug combinations, intraperitoneal chemotherapy (delivered directly into the abdomen), emerging biological and genetically guided therapies, and immunotherapies designed to slow, stop, or shrink your cancer. While many hospitals refer patients who need chemotherapy for gynecologic cancer to other facilities, our team gives your chemotherapy in our hospital. Studies have shown that patients do better when their gynecologic oncologist is involved in all aspects of their care.
We may be able to offer you a treatment that targets the abnormal molecules driving the growth of your cancer. Precision medicine—tailoring treatment to the biology of your tumor—is a strength of NewYork-Presbyterian and enables us to offer targeted therapies for some gynecologic cancers, such as PARP inhibitors for some women with advanced ovarian cancer.
Pinpoint Radiation Therapy
If your cancer can be treated with radiation therapy, we offer external beam radiation therapy, in which radiation beams are finely targeted to your tumor, sparing as much nearby healthy tissue as possible. You can receive these treatments in our state-of-the-art radiation therapy center. Some women are candidates for brachytherapy (placing radiation-containing sources directly in or near tumors to kill cancer cells), which we also offer.
Advanced Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
At NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist, our goal is to offer the best treatment through the least invasive method. Should you need gynecologic surgery, our gynecologic surgeons have unmatched expertise in minimally invasive approaches, including hysteroscopy, laparoscopy, and robotic surgery, to treat the most complex and challenging gynecologic conditions. These approaches results in smaller incisions, less postoperative discomfort, and a quicker return to your normal activities.
Clinical Trials for Gynecologic Cancers
Our hospital is a site for the NRG Oncology Group, which brings together the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project, the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, and the Gynecologic Oncology Group — each recognized internationally as a leader in cancer research. Through our relationship with Weill Cornell Medicine, we are a member of the academically prestigious Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology. You may be able to participate in a clinical trial of a promising new gynecologic cancer therapy.
Why Choose Us?
Experts in Gynecologic Oncology
Our gynecologic oncologists offer advanced and comprehensive care for women with gynecologic malignancies. Our expert medical team uses the latest technology to screen for and treat these malignancies, precancerous lesions, and suspicious pelvic masses.
A multidisciplinary care team, composed of the patient’s primary care physician and a team of medical, radiation, and gynecologic oncologists, carefully creates a personalized care plan for each patient to ensure her unique needs are met.
Leaders in Cancer Care
Our Weill Cornell Medicine physicians are recognized leaders in cancer care and research and are experienced in managing even the most complex cases. We assemble the team of cancer care professionals you need to achieve the best outcome, drawing from our esteemed roster of cancer surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, oncology nurses and nurse practitioners, social workers, nutritionists, and others with experience and compassion to care for people with cancer. As a major medical center, we can also link you with NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital physicians who treat other health problems, all right here in your community.
Seamless Access to World-Class Medical Experts
NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine, an ivy league medical school that is among the nation’s best in patient care, medical education, and research. We offer many of the highly specialized services typically found in an academic medical center, but without the commute to Manhattan and in the comfortable setting of a local community hospital. You have access to the world-class resources available through our affiliations with the NewYork-Presbyterian healthcare network, ensuring that you receive the most advanced care close to home.
Through NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Brooklyn, we offer women’s health care services at several convenient locations close to your workplace.