Gynecologic Cancer Services
The UAB Division of Gynecologic Oncology is a multidisciplinary team of specialty physicians, nurses, and consultants providing comprehensive, compassionate care in treating women’s cancers. Each year, UAB treats more than 2,500 women battling cancer diagnoses.
As part of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Division of Gynecologic Oncology assists women with the physical and emotional challenges associated with gynecologic cancer. Our experts design customized treatment plans for each patient’s individual needs and use the latest technology to screen for and treat all types of women’s reproductive cancers. Our research team is dedicated to improving treatments and ultimately finding a cure for these cancers.
UAB Medicine developed a special program to treat gynecological carcinosarcoma (GCS), also known as MMMT (malignant mixed Müllerian tumor), which is a rare and aggressive cancer found primarily in the ovaries and uterus. It usually occurs in post-menopausal women. As part of this GCS Project, UAB is involved in several research efforts and clinical trials designed to better understand GCS and improve the survival rate for patients.
The O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB provides the latest in advanced cancer care for patients in Alabama and the surrounding region. Cancer specialists at UAB Medicine employ a team approach, combining multiple specialists trained in medical, surgical, and radiation oncology as well as pathology and other key fields. Our National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only one in a six-state region and one of just 40 in the nation. Our 330-plus physicians and researchers treat an estimated 5,000 new patients each year, and they are dedicated to providing leading-edge care in a compassionate environment while developing a comprehensive treatment plan designed specifically for each patient.
Our excellence has not gone unnoticed. Becker's Hospital Review included UAB on its recent list of "100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs” – a testament to patient care, cancer outcomes, and research – and the center has consistently been recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, the center developed the UAB Health System Cancer Community Network, an elite group that includes 10 partner hospitals across five states, with the goal of expanding the availability and quality of cancer services for patients. Together with our team of experts, your fight is our fight.
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UAB OBGYN and Maternity Care Expands to Hoover
The expert care you've come to expect from UAB Women & Infants Services is coming to Hoover. Beginning April 22, UAB OB/GYN will bring its nationally ranked OB/GYN care to the current UAB Medicine Hoover location. The office will serve current and new UAB Medicine patients.
"Our Hoover patients will have access to the same services they would get at the main UAB campus with the convenience of being closer to home," says UAB OBGYN Heather Greer, MD.
Dr. Greer and Nurse Practitioner Kathy Hudspeth will staff the OB/GYN clinic on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and provide the following services:
Routine and complex gynecologic care
UAB OB/GYN offers comprehensive women's health care ranging from routine obstetric and gynecology care to complex gynecological concerns. When you establish a relationship with our doctors, you can carry that relationship throughout your lifetime.
Request an appointment at UAB OBGYN Hoover or call 205.996.3130 to learn more.
UAB Maternity Clinic
"We are excited to be able to provide services in Hoover with the same care and level of expertise that we do at our UAB location," says Joseph Biggio, MD, director of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine .
Obstetric care will be offered for women who have or qualify for Maternity Medicaid on Mondays and Thursdays. Services include:
Care coordination and case management
When the time comes, patients will deliver their babies in our state-of-the-art Women & Infants Center , staffed by a team of obstetric specialists providing 24-hour personal care. Should the need arise, the team has instant access to Alabama's most advanced nursery, the UAB Regional Newborn Intensive Care Unit , as well as the resources available at the new Children's of Alabama Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children, connected by sky bridge.
Learn more about the services provided at the UAB Maternity Clinic »
To make a Maternity Care appointment in Hoover, call 205.930.1174
UAB Medicine Hoover is conveniently located at:
Lake Crest Centre
2321 Highway 150, Suite 201
Hoover, AL 35244