M. Dwight Chen, M.D.
- Offers My Health Online
This provider offers Sutter Health's electronic health record with the following online services:
- Email your doctor's office
- Prescription refills
- View test results
- Proxy access for caregivers
- Track immunizations
- Secure mobile access
- Schedule an appointment*
- Pay bills online*
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Accepting new patients
Accepted Health Plans
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- Hospital Affiliations
Mills-Peninsula Medical Center
- Medical Affiliations
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
- Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group
Sutter Medical Network
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Credentials & Notables
- Medical School:
George Washington University
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 1991
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 1988
Gynecologic Oncology, University of Minnesota Hospital & Clinic, 1996
- Primary Language(s)
- Additional Language(s)
Philosophy of Care
The field of gynecologic oncology is developing rapidly both in terms of new surgical
techniques and new chemotherapy treatments. I see my role as helping my patients fully
understand the increasing number of options open to them and guiding them in making
the best treatment decisions for their unique and individual needs and wishes.
I am particularly interested in laparoscopic surgical techniques. While studying at the University of Minnesota, my research was focused on laparoscopy, and I have given talks internationally on this subject.
Laparoscopic surgery is surgery through small incisions using a special flexible tube with a camera at the end (laparoscope). With smaller incisions there is less blood loss and typically a shorter and less painful recovery for the patient. Although I've been performing laparoscopic surgery for nearly two decades, I still find it exciting to see what a difference less invasive surgery can make for patients who once had no choice but traditional open surgeries with large incisions.
As an expert in advanced surgical techniques, I also treat women with noncancerous reproductive system conditions that require complicated surgery. This gives my work a lot of variety, and I am constantly learning as my field advances.
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