Robotic Surgeon | Gynecologic Oncologist | Integrative Healing
IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU !
The evolving new standard of patient centered holistic cancer care is embodied in the core philosophies of integrative oncology, combining the best of mainstream and natural cancer support. You owe it to yourself to learn the difference between useless “alternative” treatments and science supported integrative oncology.
HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL
There is always reason to believe and to hope for the best, to hope for the cure. There are rational science based options for the best outcome at every stage in treatment, whether mainstream, or natural, complementary and supportive.
Advanced personalized robotically assisted surgery so you can go home, recover and get back to life much faster. Even individualized advanced stage radical surgery is possible with robotic assistance.
FEEL BETTER & STRONGER
Miraculous “natural cancer cures” are misleading and not the answer, but patient-centered integrative anti-cancer holistic philosophy does include the best proven and scientifically plausible natural & complementary support to help you thrive in survivorship!
YOUR THRIVING SURVIVORSHIP
IS OUR #1 PRIORITY
Beating cancer and reducing recurrence mandates teamwork. This MUST be based on a trusted relationship between YOU, your gynecologic oncologist and their support team. Everyone is different and YOU are an individual who deserves individual focus and attention in creating a total or “wholistic” or “holistic” gynecologic oncology integrative plan. This plan depends on your situation and your specific gynecologic cancer and looks at you as a total human being, not as a cancer. It may require surgery only, mainstream radiation, chemotherapy or biologicals, and natural complementary support coaching. The latter includes symptom reduction and your best shot at a lengthy healthy survivorship.
MINIMALLY INVASIVE ROBOTIC SURGERY
Laparoscopic and robotically assisted complex surgery via tiny incisions is mostly outpatient with rapid recovery. As an expert gynecologic oncologist and robotic surgeon, Dr. Vasilev does so many that he teaches these procedures.
INDIVIDUALIZED RADICAL SURGERY AND RECONSTRUCTION
Advanced ovarian cancer requires an advanced surgery skill set and your survival depends on your surgeon’s ability to remove all visible cancer. Dr. Vasilev’s background gives him very unique expertise in this area.
CLINICAL TRIALS ACCESS
Even if standard therapy is failing, clinical trials can provide access to cutting edge therapies which can make all the difference between no hope and a shot at survivorship.
PERSONALIZED TOTAL TREATMENT PLANNING
Cancer care should be “all about you” and not just “all about the cancer”. Integrative oncology combines the best mainstream and complementary anti-cancer options for optimal patient centered care.
PERSONALIZED CHEMO AND BIOLOGICAL THERAPY
Research based guidelines point to the best therapy, but everyone is different. It’s critical to avoid “cookie cutter” medicine. A personalized multi-disciplinary treatment plan is crucial for the best results.
NUTRITION & COMPLEMENTARY SUPPORT COUNSELLING
Why worry, guess & wonder what the best natural cancer support options are? Let Dr Vasilev guide you to what is proven or at least plausible and safe. You don’t have time to risk on bogus hype junk!
What Patients Are Saying …..
“Quite literally this man saved my life many times over. Through thick and thin he never gave up on me, including expertly performed difficult surgeries to get through my multiply recurrent ovarian cancer over the last 15 years.”.
(NB Addendum by Dr Vasilev: Unfortunately cancer ultimately claimed her life after 18 years of battling with it. She enjoyed life to the fullest and was one of the most upbeat people I have ever known. She helped many overcome fears of treatment and the disease and was simply a fantastic person. It was an honor to know her and to be her doctor. May she rest in peace.)
“DrSteve is an understated, compassionate person. Fourteen years ago after being told a third ovarian cancer surgery (OC) was impossible I was introduced to DrSteve in California by another OC survivor. He thoroughly evaluated my medical history, health, scans and labs and gave me confidence surgery would be successful. DrSteve’s surgery saved my life at that time which allowed me to witness the birth of eight grandchildren through the years.”.
“Dr Vasilev’s superior skill is matched by his willingness to spend as long as it takes to explain things, his compassion and great bedside manner. He skillfully carried out very complicated surgery when required and steered me away from it when it was not. The end result is that I’m alive 12 years later, including the ovarian cancer recurrence scare about 6 years ago. Over the past decade he has also introduced integrative natural health guidance into his practice which has made the overall treatment package that he can deliver better than anyone else out there. It has been a blessing and a great privilege to have Dr. Vasilev as my Doctor. Without him, I wouldn’t be here to write this.”
“Dr. Vasilev is the kind of doctor you can trust with your life. In September 2006 I was told I had a very aggressive form of ovarian cancer and six months to live. My husband and I were overwhelmed, confused, terrified, and seeking a cure for my ovarian cancer. Then we met Dr. Vasilev, and we have never looked back. Doctor Vasilev immediately put our minds at rest, he gave us a direction, introduced us to all our options and guided us through the decision making process making himself available through office visits, emails, and phone calls to answer all our questions. Doctor Vasilev has seen us through six recurrences in eight years. Each time he has been innovative in his way of thinking, and applies his arsenal of knowledge in developing his treatment plans. He integrates western and alternative medicine using the best of both to ensure that his patients handle their diagnosis with the best possible care and whenever possible, that they recover healthier, wiser, and better informed than before their diagnosis. I wish that every cancer patient could have a Dr. Vasilev in their corner.”
“Dr. V was the only physician with a different approach to my diagnosis in the beginning, and I trusted him. Thank you for your constant guidance over the past 7 years. You have supported me with difficult chemo choices (going off Kaiser protocol for Avastin ’08) and choosing ‘outside the box’ therapies. You have performed difficult surgeries and continue to support me in pursuing additional therapies needed to keep me going on this journey. And my family….we are constantly reassured to have you by our side.”
“I am a 48 year old mother and a 2x Cervical Cancer survivor. I have been in full remission for 14 years after distant recurrence. I am so grateful for my life today and I attribute my amazing and fulfilled life to Dr. Steven Vasilev. He was so instrumental in the success of my radical hysterectomy done laparoscopically and has been by my side every single step of the way for all these years. I am always able to rely on him for anything I need to maintain a cancer free lifestyle. His knowledge, understanding and expertise on all facets of clinical trials, current chemotherapy drugs as well as his resources and knowledge of Eastern vs. Western medicine has been astounding and well respected. To have Dr. Vasilev as part of my continued excellent health is beyond what I could have imagined when I was originally diagnosed. He proves over and over again how very fortunate I am every day to be living life to the fullest, cancer free!”
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Doctor” is derived from Latin “docere’, meaning “to teach”. Today’s doctors are healers, but they must also be teachers in order to guide you to health.
Dr. Vasilev focuses on women’s health and gynecologic oncology healing with research driven diagnostics, state-of-the-art therapies including advanced surgery, chemotherapy, and biologicals. This is all personalized with patient-centered holistic complementary natural cancer support and teaching. As a teacher, Dr. Vasilev also reaches out to countless others seeking rational integrative oncology answers online, addressing questions about nutrition, supplements and “alternative” natural cancer treatment truths and fallacies. Here folks find commentary about the best choices in cancer therapy and integrative medicine natural cancer complementary strategies for optimal outcomes in survivorship. Integrative oncology truly brings together the best in mainstream research-driven therapy, complementary support strategies and best possible “alternative” natural choices. During treatment and in survivorship you must do your part to support your “anti-cancer” body to make it as hard as possible for cancer to grow back.
Dr. Vasilev, a quadruple board certified cancer surgeon, author, researcher, UCLA Professor and physician who is listed in “Best Doctors” for 15 years running, comprehensively guides you on your anti-cancer journey and in survivorship as a healer and teacher.