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Sarah Todd, MD, Joins Gynecologic Oncology Team at UofL Physicians

Sarah Todd, MD, is trained in robotic surgery utilizing the da Vinci® Xi system and in HIPEC – heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy for advanced ovarian cancer patients.

LOUISVILLE A Louisville native, Sarah Todd, MD, has joined UofL Physicians – Gynecologic Oncology at UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center.

Todd specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant gynecologic conditions, including cervical and vulvar dysplasia, ovarian cysts, fibroids, endometriosis, and tumors of the female reproductive tract (ovaries, uterus, cervix, vagina, or vulva). She is trained in robotic surgery utilizing the da Vinci® Xi system. This state-of-the-art technology provides surgeons with exceptional vision, precision, dexterity, and improved access to the treatment site. Benefits include smaller incisions, less pain, and a faster recovery, which often means a shorter hospital stay.

Todd also brings HIPEC – heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy – as a treatment option for select advanced ovarian cancer patients. HIPEC is known as “hot chemotherapy.” It involves circulating heated chemotherapy within the abdominal cavity for 90 minutes following complete surgical resection of tumor, which can reduce the risk of cancer recurrence.

“HIPEC allows a higher dose of chemotherapy to be delivered in one treatment,” Todd said. “Since the chemotherapy concentrates within the abdominal cavity, it minimizes the rest of the body’s exposure to chemotherapy and improves absorption of the drug and susceptibility of cancer cells.”

Todd graduated from UofL School of Medicine in 2011 and continued residency in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, training under Daniel Metzinger, MD, gynecologic oncologist and head of robotic surgery. She completed fellowship training in gynecologic oncology at the University of South Florida/Moffitt Cancer Center. She graduated summa cum laude from both Bellarmine University and Assumption High School.