Dr. Jeanine Staples, a fellowship-trained gynecologic oncology surgeon, uses advanced minimally invasive techniques to treat patients, maintain positive outcomes and reduce complications.
My name is Janine Staples, and I'm a gynecologic oncologist at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital, as well as at suburban hospital. And I'm also an assistant professor of surgery. As a gynecologic oncologist, I take care of women with ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, cervical, vaginal as well as evolve our cancers. Also pre cancers of these organs as well. So cervical or vaginal dysplasia, Volver dysplasia. Also uterine sarcoma, HMAS gestational trophoblastic disease. Um, and I also take care of women with complex, benign conditions such as pelvic masses, ovarian cysts, endometriosis and fibroids. So the biggest advances over the last couple of decades for gynecologic surgery is really the utilization of minimally invasive surgical techniques, whether that be robotic surgery or traditional laproscopic approaches. And numerous studies have shown the benefits of minimally invasive surgery, including less blood loss, less postoperative pain, shorter hospital stay unless complications as well. And so minimally invasive surgery has really become the standard of care for endometrial cancer, and there's also a good data to show that in early ovarian cancer, minimally invasive surgery is not only feasible but also safe and appropriate as well. Here in the greater Washington area. I'm offering sentinel lymph node biopsies for all vulvar cancer patients as well as in Dmitry, all cancer patients. Studies have shown that sentinel lymph node biopsy approach is just as efficacious as doing a full on fatty. Next. To me, however, we decrease the morbidity. And so really being able to do what's best for a patient without compromising their outcomes is our approach. Physicians can refer to me for any of the disease processes that I mentioned before, and when a physician refers to me, they can expect Britain correspondent as well as a phone call, because I think it's really important for referring doctors to stay in the loop so that we can work together in a collaborative manner and make sure that their patient gets the best care and also ensure the referring physician that their patient is in good hands. Okay, yeah,