Dr. Singh shares her motivation for helping women with gynecologic cancers and discusses if they will have smaller incisions with laparoscopic surgery.
It’s selfishly motivated; it’s a great job. We talked about a little bit, I don’t think that was on tape, but you know, women are amazing; their families are amazing. These are tough cancers, and in the world, like, there’s lots of things we do that anybody can do, right? There are certain aspects of surgery that lots of people can do, writing prescriptions, and certain kinds of things, but there are certain conditions where having one, expertise, and then two, being who you are, can help people get through it, right?
Incision size and decrease their healing time, kind of get them back on their feet faster, get them out of the hospital faster, possibly. The answer to that is possibly. It depends on the person; it depends on their cancer spread.
About Dr. Diljeet K. Singh, M.D., Dr.P.H.:
Dr. Diljeet K. Singh, M.D., Dr.P.H., is a gynecologic oncologist and is Co-Director of the Northwestern Ovarian Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Program. She is part of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Singh attended medical school at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. She completed her residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and her fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Singh specializes in gynecologic, cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar cancers.