SERVICES

Gynecologic Oncology

  • Management of all Chemotherapy Treatments
  • Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy
  • Systemic Chemotherapy
  • Immuno-Oncologic & Targeted Therapies
  • Heated intra-operative chemotherapy (HIPEC)
  • Cancer Vaccines
  • Hereditary Cancer Management

Cancer Surgery

  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Trophoblastic
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Primary Peritoneal Cancer
  • Uterine Sarcoma
  • GTD/GTN/Molar Pregnancy
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Paget’s Disease of the Vulva

da Vinci Robotic-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery

  • Hysterectomy
  • Radical Hysterectomy
  • Ovarian removal
  • Ovarian Cyst removal
  • Abdominal cerclage for cervical incompetence
  • Fertility-sparing radical trachelectomy
  • Trachelectomy (removal of cervix) after supracervical hysterectomy
  • Myomectomy for Fibroids
  • Treatment of advanced Endometriosis
  • Surgical management of Infertility

MonaLisa Touch

Vaginal & Vulvar Laser Treatments

  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Vulvar lichen sclerosis
  • HPV

Complex Pelvic Surgery

  • Vaginal reconstruction (i.e. prolapse surgery)
  • Treatment of Vaginal Prolapse
  • Treatment of Urinary Incontinence

Hereditary Cancer Management

  • Genetic Testing
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Management of Genetic Predisposition to Cancer
  • BRCA testing
  • Lynch Syndrome

Assessment & Management of Abnormal Pap Smears

  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Carcinoma in situ
  • Adenocarcinoma in situ
  • Vaginal Dysplasia
  • Laser Vaporization
  • HPV complications

Welcome to North Texas Gynecologic Oncology

Where Women’s health is our single priority

New Technology

See how the MonaLisa Touch can improve your life.

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Gynecologic Oncology  |  Gynecology  |  Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery  |  da Vinci Surgery   MonaLisa Touch Procedure

We offer a variety of procedures and treatment designed to ensure vaginal health. No matter the reason for seeing us, from complex gynecologic issues, to wellness-based treatment, to gynecologic oncology, we strive to create a relaxing environment for our patients. As an Oncology Medical Home (OMH) it is our goal to keep our patients informed and involved in their care. No matter your diagnosis, we will not alter our commitment to you nor to our mission of providing quality care at the lowest cost from our friendly and compassionate staff.

OUR DOCTORS

Our team of talented doctors bring the experience, skill, and compassion you expect from a top-rated medical facility.

DR. ALAN K. MUNOZ

Dr. Alan K. Munoz attended medical school at Louisiana State University and has been practicing gynecologic oncology in the Dallas area for over 30 years.

Dr. Munoz completed his residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and his fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles. In addition, Dr. Munoz has implemented a pelvic surgery fellowship program within his clinic.

Though his primary medical interest is gynecologic oncology (cancer in the female reproductive organs), he is also a specialist in difficult, complex, female pelvic surgeries. He is board certified in obstetrics-gynecology and gynecologic oncology and is a member of numerous medical, gynecologic organizations.

Dr. Munoz is American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Certified and American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Division of Gynecologic Oncology Certified, as well as being a member of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, the Texas Medical Association, the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, and the American Society of Clinic Oncology

Dr. Munoz been honored by Texas Super Doctors yearly since 2004, by Dallas Magazine since 2006, and awarded the Patients’ Choice Award annually beginning in 2008. Dr. Munoz was recently selected as a Top Oncologist in Dallas by the International Association of Oncologists and will be spotlighted in The Leading Physicians of the World.

Dr. Munoz strives to enrich his patients’ lives and inspire other doctors to achieve greatness while maintaining compassion for the patients.

During his down time, Dr. Munoz enjoys playing golf and traveling with his wife, who he met during medical school.

DR. THOMAS P. HEFFERNAN

Dr. Thomas P. Heffernan completed medical school at the University of Miami School of Medicine, graduating with an M.D. in 2001.

Dr. Heffernan did his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Akron General Medical Center in Akron, Ohio and was then accepted to the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern. He joined North Texas Gynecologic Oncology immediately after completing his fellowship in 2009.

Dr. Heffernan is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honors society. He has published scientific papers both as an author and an illustrator.  His research during fellowship focused on cervical cancer and was supported by a grant from 3M and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Since joining NTGO, Dr. Heffernan has been at the forefront of applying da Vinci robotic surgery for management of gynecology cancers and high complexity gynecologic surgery. In 2001 he was named an Epicenter surgeon by Intuitive Surgical, makers of the da Vinci robot, indicating excellence in his field. He has trained more than 50 gynecologists in robotic surgery both in DFW and around the country. In 2011 he and Dr. Munoz began a Fellowship in Robotics and Advance Pelvic Surgery, which is the busiest by surgical volume in the U.S.

Dr. Heffernan believes that Gynecologic Oncology is his calling. His patients are treated like family.

While in medical school Dr. Heffernan met his wife, who practices Geriatric Medicine. They have one daughter.

DR. ARLENE E. GARCIA-SOTO

Dr. Arlene E. Garcia-Soto was born and raised in Puerto Rico, where she completed medical school at the University of Puerto Rico, graduation Magna Cum Laude with an M.D in 2008.

Dr. Garcia-Soto did her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Texas Southwestern, where she was awarded excellence in Gynecology Surgery and Gynecology Oncology Award.  She then completed a Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship at the University of Miami. She was awarded best resident/fellow award of University of Miami Hospital.

She is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha medical honors society.  She has been involved in molecular biology and cancer research since undergrad, and has presented her research at many National and International meetings and published several papers.  Her research during fellowship focused on ovarian cancer immunology. She was awarded the WCA Madelon Ravlin Memorial Award to fund a study regarding use of sentinel lymph node dissection in Endometrial Cancer staging.

Dr. Garcia-Soto is happy to be working with the patients at NTGO and hopes that she has a positive impact on every patient she interacts with.

She met her husband during fellowship and when not working can be found enjoying outdoor activities, as well as Salsa dancing.

See what women are saying about the NEW MonaLisa Touch!

  • To find out that there was actually a laser that in 3 treatments could possibly provide me with what I hadn’t been getting in the last 10 years of trying. I was ecstatic. I think having the procedure helps me to feel like I can be in touch with just being a woman again.  It can really affect your self-confidence, your self-esteem. And so I think that was a plus that I wasn’t really considering, that happened.
    Lori
  • It really wasn’t until I realized that this was my body that was having the reaction due to menopause. I noticed a difference after my first procedure and then going back for the second there was a huge difference.  Between the second and third treatment, a total opening, a softening, receptivity, sensitivity, that I haven’t had for years and years. Probably what MonaLisa Touch gave back to me, it gave me back confidence and made me want to date again. It made me feel like I can have a full relationship.  I feel like I don’t have to hold back any more. I can just bring everything that I have back to the table, because I was holding back before and now I don’t have to.
    Melinda
  • When I underwent the MonaLisa Touch procedure I was a little nervous and after the procedure, I came out almost bouncing off the wall, saying I cannot believe, there is no discomfort, such a short time commitment. I first began to see results from the MonaLisa Touch Procedure approximately 2 weeks after the initial procedure.
    Sara