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I am excited to announce that this Saturday, May 17 I will be teaching a Master Class on robotic surgery using the Da Vinci Surgical System to physicians in Las Vegas at Mountain View Hospital. Robotic hysterectomy surgery is an excellent option for patients wanting minimally invasion surgery. For a peek inside one of my surgeries, click… Read More

In my practice I am often asked about the differences between “cancer” and “pre-cancer.” Dysplasia, another word for precancer, is commonly misunderstood. Learn what it means- and see what your cervix looks like under a microscope in my Ask Doctor K video below. Visit my YouTube Channel, DoctorKTV, for more information on gynecologic oncology.

Here is a story from my practice highlighting the importance of not only getting screened for the BRCA mutation, but also following through with the surgery that could save your life.  I saw a 32 year old woman a few years ago. She was referred to me after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Her doctor… Read More

Pelvic Pain

Apr 21st, 2014

Pelvic pain is an enormously complex problem affecting many women. Pain can be sharp, dull, or crampy, and it can be cyclical, intermittent, or constant. Pain is also personal to each individual- what one woman might describe as pain, another might describe as discomfort. The type of pain you experience varies based on your condition…. Read More

The vulva is the skin and soft tissue that make up the lips outside of a woman’s vagina.  Cancers of the vulva can come from any of the different types of tissue that make up the vulva, such as the skin, the glands, the hair follicles, the small muscles, or even the pigment in the… Read More

Uterine cancers originate in either the uterine lining or the uterine muscle. Endometrial cancer, or cancer of the uterine lining, is the most common type of gynecologic cancer. Uterine muscle cancer, called a uterine sarcoma, is much rarer and tends to be more aggressive than most endometrial cancers. Currently, medical science has identified two types… Read More

Known as the “silent killer,” ovarian cancer can sneak up on a woman with vague symptoms that mimic other common benign conditions. Abdominal or pelvic discomfort, urinary urgency, constipation, and pelvic fullness are common. But these same symptoms can occur from something as innocuous as a urinary tract infection or as common as diverticulitis. However,… Read More

One of the great benefits of minimally invasive surgery, such as robotic hysterectomy, is less scarring.  Research has suggested that minimally invasive surgery causes less scarring both internally and externally compared to open surgery.   I recently re-operated on a patient of mine who had a robotic myomectomy a few years ago.  A myomectomy is a… Read More

On February 28 I was a guest on Joni Aldrich‘s radio show Treatment SOS. The interview is packed with knowledge every woman should know. Listen below.

In my practice I am often faced with difficult questions regarding how the stage of cancer is reached by the medical field, and what that means for a patient’s health and prognosis. Here are some explanations you may find helpful, as this can be a diffcult topic to address. The term malignancy describes cells that… Read More