Gynecologic Oncology 

Cancer Treatment Center  

Complex Gynecologic Robotic Surgery 

Advanced Pelvic Surgery & Integrative Healing

WE SPECIALIZE IN:

Gynecologic Cancers

We treat ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, cervical cancer and cancers of the vagina and vulva

Ovarian & Uterine Masses

Pelvic tumors and masses like ovarian cysts and uterine fibroids may require advanced surgery

Advanced Endometriosis

We help women with advanced endometriosis excision, especially when prior surgery has failed

Complex Pre-Cancers

General Ob-Gyn doctors refer to us for help in managing recurrent and persistent gyn pre-cancers

Meet the Director, Dr Steve Vasilev MD

Discover Dr. Vasilev's über-expertise and personalized approach to high-tech minimally invasive robotically-assisted surgery as part of complex gynecologic and cancer care.  Also discover our unique incorporation of integrative healing to help you recover, survive and thrive

HIGH-TECH WARM-TOUCH CARE

Gynecologic Oncology Institute features high-tech robotic surgery & personalized 21st century molecular medicine, combined with a warm touch natural integrative approach and holistic care. 

Research-Informed

21st Century Cutting-Edge Treatment Options


Surgical and  medical therapy options are based on the latest best published research information.

Individualized

Extensively Discussed & Applied to YOU as an Individual


Research studies are focused on hundreds or thousands of patients, SO how that is applied to you as an individual is critical to success.

Integrative-Injected

Science-Informed Nutrition and Mind-Body Options


Many "alternative" and "natural" options are useless and harmful, but many are very helpful. We help you find what really works! 

Supportive-Care

Hand-Held Guidance Throughout Your Experience


We believe the personal  "human touch" to help guide you is crucial for your recovery and focus on making sure you are supported.

Your Health is Our Priority


When facing complex benign surgery or surgical and medical therapy for cancer, the challenge is not only to beat the disease but to restore health and vitality as quickly as possible! There are many benefits to our approach, including:

  • Home faster after surgery, often the same day or next morning

  • Less invasive means less complications, including less pain, small blood loss, less infection, less readmissions

  • Less treatment toxicity, using 21st century targeted therapies when possible, tailored to you by clinical and molecular analysis

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..as is Your Quality of Life


Because of the benefits of faster surgical recovery and our focus on holistically restoring health, this means you are back with family and loved ones, thriving and enjoying the best that life has to offer

  • Drive & get around sooner, because less need for opioids due to less pain means you're safe to go anywhere you want quickly

  • Socialize faster, because less pain and less surgical  trauma means you can get into life's routine must faster 

  • Get to next treatment ASAP, if needed in your journey to health. This is absolutely HUGE in order to increase chances for cure. 

  • Thrive during chemo-biotherapy, with integrative holistic support you maximize quality of life activities during treatment

Dr Steve Vasilev IN THE MEDIA

Dr Vasilev is frequently featured in articles and commentary about women's health concerns

including  cancer, advanced robotic surgery, endometriosis and other topics

in multiple media channels, magazines and news

Dr Steve Vasilev's RESEARCH Publications & Books

Dr Vasilev is extensively published and according to Academia.edu his work has been cited by other professionals and colleagues hundreds of times, meaning he is a respected national expert on multiple topics related to cancer, minimally invasive surgery, peri-operative recovery and integrative medicine.

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YOUR TEAM MEMBERS

Your CORE team includes Dr Steve, Lisa and "Z" .... after we meet you, we created and care plan, personally craft a team of care-givers and support services that is individualized to your specific needs! 

Dr Steve Vasilev

Board certified in gynecology, gynecologic oncology & integrative holistic medicine

Lisa Stern PAC

Lisa's personal attention to detail means you are always on-track and supported in your journey

Zolton Horvath

Administrative Associate

"Z" is always available to schedule, reassure, guide you, and authorize your surgery and visits

Extended Team

We guide you from prevention through diagnosis, treatment and into survivorship 

DISTINCTIVE INDIVIDUALIZED CARE EXPERIENCE

We deliver higher-level limited-availability services by application review only,  so when you are accepted as a patient you join us as a VIP and not treated as an insurance authorization number getting cookie-cutter "ok-level" care

.....and as we all know, "just OK is not OK". 

WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY

In the end, what people say reflects the age-old saying "the proof is in the pudding".  We walk the talk and help people emerge from the other end as quickly as possible, with personal support. 

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“Dr. Vasilev is a very caring doctor and that is really important. The whole team is focused on a caring attitude”

Patricia B.

Santa Monica, CA

“Heartfelt gratitude to my magnificent surgeon, Dr. Vasilev, to Lisa and to the entire team.”

Sandra C.

Santa Monica, CA

“Dr Vasilev and his team were absolutely amazing. The robotic surgery was fantastic. ”

Marion W.

Los Angeles, CA

Exceeding Expectations

Unbeatable combination of a Regional USNews Best Regional Hospital in Providence Saint John's Health Center ranking and Dr. Vasilev's highly rated Gynecologic Oncology Institute team

....based on over 200 reviews! 

  • CLEAR Communication

    Whether you have a diagnosed or possible cancer or if you are suffering from pain due to conditions like endometriosis, you need all your questions answered

  • Personal Attention and Time

    It takes time to explain what your best options might be and why. We give you that time. 

  • Compassionate Guiding Hand

    Beyond a diagnosis and discussion of options you need a connection with your trusted doctor and a guiding hand.  We endeavor to provide that guidance and support. 

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APPOINTMENTS ARE PERSONALLY-SCREENED & EXTREMELY LIMITED

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  • Some insurances accepted

  • Consultations limited to optimize care for those we can help most  

  • Records reviewed within 24 hours

  • In-state tele-consults possible under special circumstances

FREE Records Review

If after review it is determined we can help you, a consultation will be scheduled as expeditiously as possible.  If the fit is not there and we think you will be better served by someone else, we will help advise and guide you to the right physician. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Minimally invasive gynecologic robotic surgery

Endometriosis excision surgery advanced

Precision cancer therapy

Integrative holistic medicine healing


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