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Gynecologic Oncology

The Gynecologic Oncology program at St. Luke's Cancer Institute is dedicated to ensuring the highest level of care for patients with gynecologic malignancies, such as ovarian, cervical, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar cancers. We also treat patients with complex benign conditions. Our surgeons have extensive expertise in minimally invasive and robotic surgery and will collaborate with other St. Luke's Cancer Institute specialists and your primary care provider every step of the way.

  • Facilities & Locations

Advanced surgical care for gynecologic malignancies like cervical, uterine, and ovarian cancer; or complex benign conditions, including dysplasia.


  • Location & Contact Info

    100 E. Idaho St.
    Suite 200
    Boise, ID 83712
    (208) 381-4171

Providers

  • Gynecologic Oncology

    Biography

    Amy Cooper, MD has multiple clinical interests, including cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, vulvar cancer and melanoma, vaginal cancer, ovarian cancer, dysplasia/hyperplasia, and gestational trophoblastic disease.


    Surgical Specialties

    • Laparoscopic, open, and robotic (da Vinci®) surgeries
    • Laparoscopic and robotic (da Vinci) hysterectomies and staging procedures
    • Laparoscopic and robotic radical hysterectomies and staging procedures
    • Ovarian cancer cytoreductive surgery
    • Pelvic exenteration with bladder and neo-vagina reconstruction
    • Radical vulvectomy with myocutaneous flap reconstruction
    • Robotic myomectomy
    • Vaginal and rectovaginal fistula repairs
    • Benign gynecologic procedures on complicated patients

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Gynecologic Oncology

    Biography

    Jessica R. McQueary, RN, MSN, NP-C is board certified by the American Nursing Credentialing Center. She earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Boise State University and her master's degree in nursing from Simmons University.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Gynecologic Oncology

    Biography

    Gerardo (Jerry) Perez, MD has clinical interest in cervical and endometrial cancer, vulvar cancer and melanoma, vaginal and ovarian cancer, dysplasia/hyperplasia, and gestational trophoblastic disease. 

    His surgical specialties include:

    • Laparoscopic, open, and robotic (da Vinci®) surgeries
    • Laparoscopic and robotic (da Vinci) hysterectomies and staging procedures
    • Laparoscopic and robotic radical hysterectomies and staging procedures
    • Ovarian cancer cytoreductive surgery
    • Pelvic exenteration with bladder and neo-vagina reconstruction
    • Open, laparoscopic and robotic repair of failed pelvic floor reconstruction surgeries
    • Radical vulvectomy with myocutaneous flap reconstruction
    • Robotic myomectomy
    • Vaginal and rectovaginal fistula repairs
    • Neo-vagina reconstruction with grafts
    • Benign gynecologic procedures on complicated patients

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Gynecologic Oncology

    Biography

    Christine Tumanjan, PA-C is certified in performing colposcopies. She earned her bachelor's degree in education and human development from Boston College, and her master's degree in physician assistant studies from Idaho State University.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Gynecologic Oncology

    Biography

    Taylor B. Turner, MD, MS is a gynecologic oncologist with expertise in minimally invasive and robotic surgery, chemotherapy, the genetic risks, and management of gynecologic cancers.

    Prior to his medical education, Dr. Turner earned a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology and a master’s degree in genetics and biotechnology, both from Brigham Young University. He has published articles on the surgical management and the genetic and immunologic contributors to ovarian cancer. Also having published in the scientific literature on physician wellness, Dr. Turner has an active interest in burnout and wellness and serves on the St. Luke’s Treasure Valley Wellness Committee.

    Dr. Turner has been awarded multiple teaching awards, including the Duke Appleseed Teaching award, and the UAB Medical Student and UAB Best Teaching Fellow awards. He continues to participate in medical education by teaching medical students through the WWAMI Medical Education Program and is a clinical faculty member of the University of Washington Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

    He is an active member in the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, serving on the Wellness Taskforce, the SGO Education Committee E-Learning Maintenance Group, and the SGO Practice Survey Taskforce. He was on the Program Committee that organized the 2020 SGO Annual Meeting.

    Dr. Turner lives in Boise with his family and together they enjoy skiing, boating, and camping.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

Procedures & Treatments

Supportive Oncology

Caring for the Whole Person

Supportive oncology is an integral part of the St. Luke’s Cancer Institute philosophy that healing comes from caring for the whole person, not just the disease.


You can count on a team of experts who will work alongside your physicians to help you and your family be as strong and stable as possible during your cancer diagnosis, treatment and beyond.


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