Surgical Oncology Service
The surgical oncology service is an outpatient service which coordinates the care of women undergoing diagnosis and surgical treatment for gynaecological cancers including ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer and vulval cancer.
- Surgical Oncology Clinic - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
- Preadmission/Anaesthetic Clinic - Tuesdays and Thursday.
Hours of operation:
8.30 am to 5.00 pm
Who can attend this service:
- All women referred who have suspected or confirmed gynaecological malignancy.
- We provide services for women from NSW, ACT and interstate.
- All appointments require a current referral which is specific to a doctor. Referrals should be faxed to 02 9382 6200.
- The referral will be triaged by the appropriate team and then you will be contacted with an appointment date and time.
- Referrals may be generated by either a specialist or a GP for ongoing management.
Making, changing or cancelling appointment:
To make, change or cancel and appointment or to make a follow up appointment please phone 02 9382 6290 OR contact the Surgical Oncology CNC on 02 9382 6230 / 0410 514 869 (Business hours only).
All women who have a cancer diagnosis or who are suspected to have a gynaecological cancer diagnosis. We also care for women who have a genetic mutation that makes them susceptible for gynaecological malignancy.
You will meet our team of administration officers, doctors and nurses. In the surgical clinics you will be treated in a personalised way and have your history taken, scans reviewed and a physical examination. We will make a personalised treatment plan in conjunction with you and give our recommendations to your care based on the best available evidence and clinical practice guidelines.
In the preadmission clinic you will meet our nursing team who will do some assessments, provide information, education and discuss research. We will do some bloods test, an ECG and other tests. You will meet an anaesthetist who will talk with you about your anaesthetic, the risks and pain relief after your operation.
Yes you are encouraged to bring a support person to the clinic with you. You can bring more than 1 person if you need but no more than 2 at the moment with ongoing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
Yes, you are welcome to get a second opinion or to see us for a second opinion.
Most gynaecological cancers are treated with surgery and or other treatment modalities such as chemotherapy and radiation treatment.
The average wait for surgery with our team would be around two weeks from the time we see you. Sometimes we do the surgery much sooner but never longer than 30 days from when you see us in clinic.
Yes, all patients needing surgery will need to attend the preadmission clinic. The preadmission clinic will take 3 to 4 hours.
Yes you may need more tests. The doctor will discuss with you and explain why you may need more test. We can help arrange these for you.
The surgical oncology clinic appointment will generally takes around an hour. This will include completion of paperwork and seeing the doctors and/or nurses.
- Medicare card
- Referral letter
- GP summary
- List of current medications
- Test and scan results