Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Vance Broach

Vance Broach, MD

Surgeon

Clinical Expertise

Ovarian Cancer; Uterine Cancer; Cervical Cancer; Vulvar Cancer; Vaginal Cancer; Radical Cytoreductive Surgery; Minimally Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopy and Robotics); Fertility Sparing Surgery

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About Me

Education

MD, The University of Chicago – Pritzker School of Medicine

Residencies

Obstetrics & Gynecology – Loyola University Medical Center

Fellowships

Gynecologic Oncology – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

I am a surgeon who specializes in caring for women with ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, cervical cancer, vulvar cancer, and vaginal cancer. I have surgical expertise in performing both minimally invasive procedures as well as extensive open procedures for women with advanced disease. I also utilize advanced techniques, like sentinel lymph node mapping, to ensure we are operating with the highest degree of precision. This helps us to minimize side effects while providing the best possible outcomes for our patients.

I have experience performing extensive cytoreductive surgeries for women with advanced and recurrent ovarian cancer. The goal of this debulking procedure is to remove as much of the cancer as possible. I also perform risk-reducing surgery for women with family histories of cancer and genetic predispositions to gynecologic cancers. For women who are looking to start or grow their families, I am skilled at performing fertility-sparing surgery.

I have a strong interest in clinical research that focuses on improving the outcomes and symptoms of women undergoing treatment for gynecologic cancers. I have presented at national meetings on the use of novel techniques to reduce the side effects of surgery. At MSK, I have worked to implement a series of guidelines to improve recovery and minimize the side effects of surgery, specifically for women undergoing extensive surgery for advanced ovarian cancer. I strongly believe that successful treatment incorporates more than striving for and achieving a cure or long-term remission. It also means minimizing side effects and listening to how my patients feel they are coping with their treatment.

The word “cancer” is incredibly emotionally charged and comes with a great deal of fear and anxiety. When I meet with patients and their families, I aim to clearly explain the diagnosis so that they have all the information they need to understand their diagnosis and treatment. I pair this with a clear outline of the steps we will take together to help get them well and back to doing the things they love. I consider it an immense privilege to be able to help patients and their families through these difficult periods in their lives.

Awards and Honors

  • Colleen’s Dream Research Award (2014)

Colleagues

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Clinical Trials

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Memorial Sloan Kettering's doctors and scientists are constantly developing new treatments for cancer. MSK is typically running hundreds of clinical trials at a given time.

You may be able to participate in a clinical trial even if you are new to MSK. Search our online directory to find trial information and see more about who can participate.

Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Broach’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.