Summit Health’s dedicated board-eligible/certified gynecologic oncologists and experienced medical team diagnose, treat, and work to prevent cancers and pre-invasive diseases that affect the female reproductive system, including cervical, endometrial, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar cancers. Our multidisciplinary team is committed to providing a full continuum of coordinated services for cancer cases and complicated, benign gynecologic conditions. From diagnostic evaluation to treatment and through survivorship, our experts, in conjunction with comprehensive facilities and advanced technologies, provide easy access to innovative cancer treatments and a wide range of medical and surgical options to fit each patient’s individual needs. Our skilled and compassionate team seamlessly provides:
- Surgical procedures; including minimally invasive (laparoscopic and robotic)
- Complex gynecological procedures
- Chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatment
- Collaboration across multiple specialties
- An individualized approach to patient management
- Treatment of pre-invasive diseases of the cervix, vulva, and vagina
Services and Care
Personalized service and integrative care that treats the entire patient
Each patient is unique, and everyone’s cancer journey is different. We implement a wide variety of techniques to ensure personalized care that results in the best possible outcomes. To maximize outcomes, we attack cancer using a multispecialty, integrated approach and a wide range of medical and emotional support services across multiple disciplines, all within our own medical group.
To achieve our “whole person” philosophy of care and maximize physical comfort and overall wellness, we offer:
- Nutritional Services
- Cognitive Behavioral Health and Social Work services
- Integrative Medicine including acupuncture and massage therapy
- Palliative Care
- Educational programs and support groups
- Pain Management
- Infusion Services
- Navigation Services
- Radiation Oncology
- Partnership with reproductive endocrinology for fertility preservation
- Clinical Trials
- Genetic Counseling
What to Expect
This is what patients can expect at every encounter of their journey.
Our dedicated team will openly discuss all aspects of a diagnosis and treatment options, and an individualized plan will be developed based on specific needs and health goals.
Get screened for the human papillomavirus (HPV) – the most common sexually-transmitted infection. HPV infections can increase the risk of developing cervical and other cancers (oral, vulvar, anal). The HPV vaccine (Gardasil) is recommended for both males and females between the ages of 11 and 45.
Screening tests look for a disease before there are symptoms. Screening tests include: mammography, colonoscopies, Pap tests and HPV testing. Finding disease early can lead to more effective treatment.
The Pap test can detect cellular changes that could lead to pre-cervical cancer.
Know your family history and discuss it with your doctor.
Clinical Research and Trials
We are constantly discovering innovative new therapies for cancer that can more aggressively treat the disease and improve quality of life, such as managing the debilitating side effects of chemotherapy treatment. Our patients have access to select clinical trials and research studies.
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SURVIVING & THRIVING: WOMEN’S CANCERS VIRTUAL LECTURE SERIES VIDEOS AND RESOURCES
Dr. Nikol discusses various techniques and strategies to help build emotional resilience during this unprecedented time and reduce stress during all stages of treatment and recovery.
Part 2 – Live Cooking Demo: Nutrition for Optimal Immunity, presented by guest speaker, Jeanne Petrucci, MS, RDN, founder of Living Plate®. Moderated by our Medical Director of Gynecologic Oncology, Darlene Gibbon, MD, FACOG. Watch as Jeanne prepares three simple and delicious recipes, shares cooking techniques, and discusses how food plays a vital role in building our immunity.