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Obstetrics and Gynecology
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
University of Chicago Medical Center - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis - Gynecologic Oncology
Minimally invasive procedures
Robotic surgery, gynecologic
Robotic/minimally invasive surgery
University Gynecologic Oncology Associates Professional Building 1725 W. Harrison St. Suite 1010 Chicago, IL 60612 Phone: (312) 942-6300 Fax: (312) 942-6301
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
Immunohistochemical characterization of squamous differentiation and morular metaplasia in uterine endometrioid adenocarcinoma. Blanco LZ Jr, Heagley DE, Lee JC, Gown AM, Gattuso P, Rotmensch J, Guirguis A, Dewdney S, Bitterman P. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2013 2013 May 32(3):283-92. doi: 10.1097/PGP.0b013e31826129e1. Use of cervical mucus to screen for gynecological malignancies: a pilot study. Lamzabi I, Buckingham L, Gebrekiristos M, Jain R, Gattuso P, Reddy V, Guirguis A, Dewdney S, Rotmensch J, Bitterman P. Mod Pathol. 2013 2013 Jun 14. doi: 10.1038/modpathol.2013.92. [Epub ahead of print] Uterine serous carcinoma: increased familial risk for lynch-associated malignancies. Dewdney SB, Kizer NT, Andaya AA, Babb SA, Luo J, Mutch DG, Schmidt AP, Brinton LA, Broaddus RR, Ramirez NC, Huettner PC, McMeekin DS, Darcy K, Ali S, Judson PL, Mannel RS, Lele SB, O'Malley DM, Goodfellow PJ. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2012 2012 Mar 5(3):435-43. doi: 10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-11-0499. Epub 2012 Jan 13. Cervicovaginal cytology in the detection of recurrence after cervical cancer treatment. Rimel BJ, Ferda A, Erwin J, Dewdney SB, Seamon L, Gao F, DeSimone C, Cotney KK, Huh W, Massad LS. Obstet Gynecol. 2011 2011 Sep 118(3):548-53. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e3182271fdd. Inferior vena cava filter placement in the gynecologic oncology patient: A 15-year institutional experience. Dewdney SB, Benn T, Rimel BJ, Gao F, Saad N, Vedantham S, Mutch DG, Zighelboim I. Gynecol Oncol. 2011 2011 May 1 121(2):344-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2011.01.004. Epub 2011 Jan 26. Uteroenteric fistula after uterine artery embolization. Dewdney SB, Mani NB, Zuckerman DA, Thaker PH. Obstet Gynecol. 2011 2011 Aug 118(2 Pt 2):434-6. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e31821082a3. Aberrant methylation of the X-linked ribosomal S6 kinase RPS6KA6 (RSK4) in endometrial cancers. Dewdney SB, Rimel BJ, Thaker PH, Thompson DM Jr, Schmidt A, Huettner P, Mutch DG, Gao F, Goodfellow PJ. Clin Cancer Res. 2011 2011 Apr 15 17(8):2120-9. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-10-2668. Epub 2011 Mar 3. Evidence-based review of the utility of radiation therapy in the treatment of endometrial cancer. Dewdney SB, Mutch DG Womens Health (Lond Engl) 2010 Sep 6(5):695-703; quiz 704. eng The role of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in the management of patients with advanced stage ovarian cancer: survey results from members of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists. Dewdney SB, Rimel BJ, Reinhart AJ, Kizer NT, Brooks RA, Massad LS, Zighelboim I. Gynecol Oncol. 2010 2010 Oct 119(1):18-21. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2010.06.021. Epub 2010 Jul 31. Discussion: 'Perioperative morbidity model for vaginal hysterectomy' by Heisler et al. Zighelboim I, Zhang C, Kuroki L, Anand M, Dewdney S. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 2010 Feb 202(2):e1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2009.11.022. The role of PET/CT in the management of patients with cervical cancer: practice patterns of the members of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists. Kizer NT, Zighelboim I, Case AS, Dewdney SB, Thaker PH, Massad LS. Gynecol Oncol. 2009 2009 Aug 114(2):310-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2009.04.018. Epub 2009 May 14.
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If you come in with an endometrial cancer, most of the time we’re able to cure that cancer with a minimally invasive surgery with patients going home the next day — compared to how they used to do the surgeries where [you] made a big incision and they would be in the hospital for three to five days or so.
One of the things that I specialize in is robotic or minimally invasive surgery. And a lot of patients — or a lot of other doctors — will hear that because patients are too obese — or morbidly obese — they’re not able to undergo that minimally invasive approach — or if they’ve had previous surgery. But actually we can do it now with a minimally invasive approach with the da Vinci robot.