Dr. Barbara Goff is a gynecologic oncologist who specializes in caring for women with cervical, endometrial, ovarian, and other gynecologic cancers. In this video, Dr. Goff discusses advancements in gynecologic oncology at SCCA.
At SCCA, our gynecologic oncologists perform surgery, administer chemotherapy and help plan radiation, making them the primary care physicians for women with gynecologic cancers. In the last 6 years, the physicians at SCCA have introduced minimally invasive robotic techniques for gynecologic cancer surgery. These techniques use incisions smaller than a thumbnail and allow surgeons to perform complex surgeries with minimal impact to the patients who often return home the day after surgery. We have also seen an explosion in cancer drug therapies, particularly targeted therapies with out disastrous side effects seen with chemotherapy.