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As part of our multidisciplinary approach to cancer care,
Penrose Cancer Center offers Gynecologic Oncology, a highly
specialized field that offers leading-edge treatment
to women with cancer of the reproductive system including both
internal and external anatomy. The care is provided by a physician
specially trained in gynecological oncology.
To become a gynecologic oncologist, physicians are
required to complete an approved four-year residency program in
Obstetrics and Gynecology plus an additional two- to four-year
clinical fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology. And unlike general
oncologists, gynecological oncologists can perform surgery,
administer chemotherapy and participate in radiation therapy.
Dr. Dirk Pikaart is the only gynecologic oncologist based in
southern Colorado. His office, Southern Colorado GYN
Oncology, is conveniently located on the second floor of the
Penrose Cancer Center.
Dr. Pikaart has a superior level of knowledge and
experience in advanced gynecologic surgery and chemotherapeutics,
offering progressive medical and surgical techniques to southern
Colorado's women. Unique services include intraperitoneal
chemotherapy, radical robotic surgery and other minimally-invasive
surgical procedures. To date, our physicians have performed more than 1,500 robotic surgeries using the da Vinci® Surgical System.
Dirk Pikaart, DO
Dr. Pikaart is a highly skilled surgeon and medical practitioner in the field of gynecologic oncology. After receiving his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM), he completed an internship at MSUCOM’s Metropolitan Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He then completed an OBGYN residency at Mercy General Health Partners in Muskegon, Michigan and then went directly into the Gynecologic Oncology fellowship program at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Florida. He has practiced in Colorado Springs since completing fellowship in 2008 and is the founder of Southern Colorado Gynecologic Oncology. He is board certified in Gynecologic Oncology and has special interest in ovarian cancer, complex gynecologic surgeries and robotic surgery. His passion is providing excellent treatment to women with gynecologic cancers.Training as a Gynecologic OncologistTo become a gynecologic oncologist, Dr. Pikaart underwent rigorous training that included a one year internship, a four-year residency program in the field of Obstetrics & Gynecology followed by a three-year fellowship in the specialized field of Gynecologic Oncology.Dr. Pikaart’s extensive training and certifications enable him to perform surgeries, administer chemotherapy and take part in radiation therapy administration. His extensive experience in treating womens' cancers gives him the background and expertise to offer progressive techniques both surgery and chemotherapeutics.ExpertiseDr. Pikaart uses state-of-the-art equipment such as the da Vinci® Surgical System of robotic surgery to perform minimally-invasive surgeries. He has used this robotic technology on over a thousand cases and has taught many other surgeons around the country how to use the da Vinci system.For patients of Southern Colorado Gynecologic Oncology, Dr. Pikaart treats pre-cancerous conditions as well as all forms of gynecologic cancers, including cancers of the cervix, fallopian tubes, ovaries, peritoneum, uterus, vagina, and vulva.PublicationsDr. Pikaart has been published on a number of occasions and his list of works include:
He has also collaborated on a number of additional works, including:
Professional MembershipsDr. Pikaart is a member of the following professional associations:
The benefits of robotic hysterectomy greatly outweigh traditional surgeries while offering the same symptom relief, minimal complications and improved quality of life. Our state-of-the-art da Vinci® Surgical System offers surgeons incredibly precise movements, dexterity and control resulting in
smaller incisions and faster recovery times. Additional benefits may include:
Dr. Pikaart also brings a wealth of experience in advanced chemotherapeutics and radical gynecologic surgery, and provides progressive medical and surgical techniques at Penrose Cancer Center including:
Southern Colorado GYN Oncology provides state-of-the-art
care for the diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the female
Dr. Pikaart cares for patients with pre-cancers and cancers of
Southern Colorado Gynecologic Oncology
Hours:Monday - Friday8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Location:2222 N. Nevada Ave.Penrose Cancer CenterSuite CC-2025Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Contact:(719) 776-6222 (phone)(719) 776-6227 (fax)
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