The ovary, endometrium, cervix, vulva and vagina are the sites of origin of most gynecologic malignancies. Most patients with these conditions are initially evaluated by their primary care physician or general gynecologist. Referral to a gynecologic oncologist allows women to benefit from more specialized care. Our services include:

  • Comprehensive care to women diagnosed with a gynecologic malignancy
  • Treatment of pelvic masses
  • Treatment of gynecologic malignancies, including cervical, endometrial (uterine), ovarian, vaginal and vulvar cancer
  • Radical Pelvic and Reconstructive surgery
  • Biologic and targeted therapies
  • Familial cancer counseling to high-risk families and prevention planning (breast, ovary, uterine, colon)
  • Minimally invasive and fertility sparing surgical techniques
  • Prophylactic surgery
  • Innovative therapeutics and complementary medicine
  • Evaluation and treatment of abnormal pap smears
  • Second opinions

Minimally Invasive Surgery

The da Vinci® Surgical System is designed to provide surgeons with enhanced capabilities, including high-definition 3D vision and a magnified view. For patients who are eligible for minimally-invasive surgery, two da Vinci® Surgical Systems are available at North Florida Regional Medical Center. Dr. Ripley has significant experience performing minimally-invasive surgery using this advanced technology. It allows the doctors to perform complex procedures through just a few tiny openings.