What is a Gynaecologic Oncologist?

A Gynaecologic Oncologist is a specialist who is dual qualified with 6 years of training in general obstetrics and gynaecology with an additional training period of a minimum of 3 years undertaken in gynaecologic oncology (cancer surgery and management).

Dr Land has undertaken 10 years of training in gynaecology and gynaecologic oncology in London, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney to enable the best possible surgical and postoperative care to be undertaken for his patients.

The additional training in gynaecologic oncology is predominantly focused on increasing advanced surgical skills. This includes additional surgical expertise in bowel, urinary tract, laparoscopic and robotic surgery to enable a gynaecologic oncologist to be capable of handling almost any surgical situation that may arise during treatment. It has been shown categorically that treatment of gynaecological cancers should be undertaken under the care of a gynaecological oncologist as survival is improved.