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 and Dr. Jeffrey James are the only gynecologic oncologists based in southern Colorado. Their office, Southern Colorado GYN Oncology, is conveniently located on the second floor of the Penrose Cancer Center.
Dr. Pikaart and Dr. James both have 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, Dr. Pikaart has performed more than 500 robotic surgeries using the da Vinci® Surgical System. Penrose Hospital is the only facility in southern Colorado to feature this advanced robotic surgery technology.
Southern Colorado GYN Oncology provides state-of-the-art care for the diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the female reproductive system. Dr. Pikaart and Dr. James care for patients with pre-cancers and cancers of the:
The following physicians are part of the Penrose Cancer Center Physician Member program and practice in specialties involved with GYN cancers. This also includes our expert team of radiologists and pathologists.
- Gynecologic Oncology
- Medical Oncology
- Radiation Oncology
To schedule an appointment please call (719) 776-6222.