Gynecologic Oncology Services

Gynecologic oncology is the specialized field of medicine that treats cancers that develop in a women’s reproductive system. The numbers are staggering with almost 50,000 new cases of endometrial cancer each year. The other primary reproductive areas affected by cancer include ovarian and cervical cancer. Our surgical specialists at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at St. Joseph’s/Candler offer the latest treatment options for gynecologic cancer including the minimally invasive da Vinci robotic surgical system.

Board-certified Expertise at Gynecologic Oncology

Dr. Edward Richards

As Director of Gynecologic Oncology, Wm. Edward Richards, MD is board-certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Gynecologic Oncology and Advanced Pelvic Surgery. He is able to make a significant impact in our region by offering this advanced robotic surgery to reduce as much of the cancerous tumor as possible with minimally invasive techniques. With this improved surgical procedure, patients are then able to move more quickly to the next treatment phase of chemotherapy or radiation therapy, if necessary.

Other pre-cancerous and cancerous conditions of the reproductive tract treated by gynecologic oncology at the LCRP include uterine, vaginal and vulvar cancer. Some of these cancers cause symptoms such as bleeding, pain, pressure or bloating that can help physicians discover the problem at an earlier stage.

The exception to early detection is ovarian cancer as this type of cancer is very aggressive and does not show early warning signs. Currently, there are no approved screening tests for ovarian cancer, but the experts at the LCRP monitor all technological advances through our research efforts.


5353 Reynolds Street, Ste. 200
The front lobby of Candler Hospital
Savannah, GA 31405

For More Information about Comprehensive Cancer Care

For information about comprehensive cancer services and physician specialists at the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, please call 912-819-5704. We look forward to helping you.