HEALTH ALERT!  For the safety of our patients and staff, effective March 30, 2020, new patients and patients with disabilities will be permitted one visitor over the age of 15. No other visitors will be permitted into the clinic.  Family members and caretakers may participate in the appointments remotely by phone or video conference if desired. Compass is working with other health care providers in the area to help contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus. We are taking active steps to minimize your exposure to the virus. These steps include screening everyone who enters the clinic for signs of illness, banning most visitors in the clinic, minimizing our own staffing and allowing some employees to work from home, and frequent sanitation of the clinic. We are using personal protective equipment such as masks, gowns, gloves, and face-shields according to national guidelines. We are working to identify those patients whose visits or treatments can be safely delayed, and we will notify you of this if you have an upcoming visit.  We ask that you stay home if you have fever and/or cough.

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Gynecologic Surgical Oncology

Compass Oncology’s Gynecologic Oncology & Pelvic Surgery division is the largest group of its kind in the Portland and Vancouver metro area. Gynecologic oncologists are highly specialized experts in cancers of a woman’s reproductive organs. After completing four years of medical school and four years of residency in obstetrics and gynecology, they go on to complete a rigorous three to four-year fellowship in gynecologic oncology. During this program, they acquire advanced surgical skills, in-depth knowledge on the biology and pathology of gynecologic cancers, and training in appropriate chemotherapy and radiation therapy techniques.

This level of subspecialization offers significant advantages to our patients. Studies on outcomes show that women treated by gynecologic oncologists have a better likelihood of prolonged survival compared to care given by non-specialists. Just as importantly, Compass gynecologic oncologists understand the impact cancer has on all aspects of a woman’s life, including her family, career, fertility, sexuality, physical and emotional well-being. At Compass, our gynecologic oncologists treat the whole woman, not just the disease. Treatment is always individualized to each patient.

Visit our Cancer Treatments section to learn more about Gynecologic Oncology and Pelvic Surgery.