Gynecologic Surgery in Buffalo and WNY

At CCS Oncology, we seek to provide the highest level of care through our highly skilled health care professionals and state of the art technologies in the Buffalo Area.

Gynecologic OncologyWe are devoted to addressing the individual needs and demands of patients in a warm and caring environment.

With years of experience in the Buffalo area, our physicians, demonstrate professionalism and expertise at every level.

Offering a full range of gynecologic oncology services, our goal is to offer patient centered medical care based on mutual trust and communication.

We are devoted to providing the full range of gynecologic oncology services.

If you would like more information on the services we provide, please call our office or speak with your provider.

Gynecologic Oncology Care

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    1. Advanced Laparoscopic & Hysteroscopic Surgery
    2. da Vinci® Hysterectomy
    3. da Vinci® Myomectomy
    4. da Vinci® Sacrocolpopexy
  • Gynecologic Cancers
    1. Uterine or Endometrial Cancer
    2. Cervical Cancer
    3. Ovarian Cancer
    4. Vulvar Cancer
    5. Vaginal Cancer
    6. Primary Peritoneal Cancer
  • Gestational Trophobalstic Disease
  • Pseudomyxoma Peritonei
  • Familial cancer counseling to high-risk families and prevention planning (breast, ovary, uterine, colon)
  • Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy

Gynecologic Care

  • Radical pelvic surgery
  • Biologic and targeted therapies
  • Utilization of laser for preinvasive conditions of vulva, vagina, and cervix
  • GYN Surgery
    1. Hysterectomy
    2. Myomectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    1. Advanced Laparoscopic & Hysteroscopic Surgery
    2. da Vinci® Hysterectomy
    3. da Vinci® Myomectomy
    4. da Vinci® Sacrocolpopexy
  • Benign Gynecologic Services
    1. Complex pelvic and reconstructive surgery
    2. Preinvasive and benign conditions of vulva, vagina, and cervix
    3. Advanced Endometriosis
    4. Complex pelvic mass
    5. Abnormal pap smear
    6. Endometrial Hyperplasia
    7. Ovarian cysts
    8. Elevated tumor markers (CA125, CEA)

Gynecologic oncologists are physicians committed to the comprehensive treatment of women with cancer.

After completing four years of medical school and four years of residency in obstetrics and gynecology, these physicians pursue an additional three to four years of training in gynecologic oncology through a rigorous fellowship program overseen by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Gynecologic oncologists are not only trained to be skilled surgeons capable of performing wide-ranging cancer operations, but they are also trained in prescribing the appropriate chemotherapy for those conditions and/or radiation therapy when indicated.

Frequently, gynecologic oncologists are involved in research studies and clinical trials that are aimed at finding more effective and less toxic treatments to further advance the field and improve cure rates.

Studies on outcomes from gynecologic cancers, especially ovarian cancer, demonstrate that women treated by a gynecologic oncologist have a better likelihood of prolonged survival compared to care rendered by non-specialists.

  • Due to their extensive training and expertise, gynecologic oncologists often serve as the “team captain” who coordinates all aspects of a woman’s cancer care and recovery. Gynecologic oncologists understand the impact of cancer and its treatments on all aspects of women’s lives, including future childbearing, sexuality, physical and emotional well-being — and the impact cancer can have on the patient’s whole family.

Women may need to ask their primary care provider for referral to a gynecologic oncologist if a gynecologic cancer is suspected since not all physicians are aware of the scope of practice of modern gynecologic oncologists.

At which hospital can I have my surgery?
The decision on which hospital to have your surgery depends on several factors. Your personal preference, acuity of care, referring physician’s preference, operating room availability, special equipment availability, and convenience are factors that will help decide the appropriate hospital.

What time do I have to be at the hospital?
The hospital staff will call you at home the night before your surgery and tell you what time to be at the hospital in the morning. The order to surgery cases is often not finalized until the night before.

How long can I expect to be in the hospital?

If you are having major surgery (through an incision in your abdomen) you can expect to be in the hospital 2-4 days following surgery. Our average length of stay is three-four days. Some surgeries, such as laparoscopic or robotic surgery, can allow for discharge from the hospital the day of surgery, or the one day later.

Questions after surgery

Each patient has individual needs following a surgical procedure. We are dedicated to doing everything that we can to assure that our patients have an uncomplicated postoperative course. While it is not possible to list all of the symptoms that may be experienced for our procedures, the following symptoms should be reported to a member of our staff as soon as possible:

  • Heavy vaginal bleeding
  • Fever (100.4 or greater)
  • Worsening nausea or vomiting
  • Foul smelling discharge
  • Shortness of breath, chest pains, or palpitations
  • Swelling of the legs
  • Pain not adequately controlled by medications
  • Redness around the incision site
  • Drainage from the incision site