Access to Tulane Health System medical experts is easier than ever for Northshore residents. Tulane Surgery Clinic Northshore - which opened last year on the Lakeview Regional Medical Center campus with Tulane Transplant Institute and Tulane Bariatric Center services - is now adding women's gynecological oncology and head and neck cancer surgical services.

The Tulane clinic now offers diagnosis and treatment options for female pelvic cancers, including ovarian, fallopian tube, primary peritoneal, uterine, cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancers.

"Gynecological cancer is an intensely personal diagnosis," said Dr. Jessica Shank, a Tulane Cancer Center physician board-certified in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics and gynecology, who is staffing the clinic. "That's why I think it's so important to have a diverse team of women caring for women, from diagnosis to treatment to survivorship."

In addition to the new clinic hours, Dr. Shank will also perform some surgical procedures at Lakeview Regional, reducing the need for her Northshore patients to travel for care.

That is also true for patients requiring head and neck cancer services. Dr. Rizwan Aslam, a board-certified ear, nose and throat specialist at Tulane, will provide diagnosis and treatment options for thyroid and salivary gland issues, as well as diseases and tumors of the larynx, at the Northshore clinic.

"When you need to see a doctor, you probably don't feel well and you don't want to travel any more than is necessary," said Dr. Aslam, who will also perform some surgical procedures at Lakeview Regional. "We're excited to be able to bring our services closer to new communities and make it easier for these patients to get the care they need."

Tulane Surgery Clinic Northshore continues to offer patients the latest surgical weight-loss solutions and support from the Tulane Bariatric Center, as well as liver and kidney transplant services, evaluations and support from the Tulane Transplant Institute.

"We are thrilled to add additional services and physicians to our community," said Hiral Patel, CEO of Lakeview Regional, which is a campus of Tulane Medical Center. "Everything we do is centered on the patient first, and that includes making it convenient to see expert specialists right here at home."

Tulane Surgery Clinic Northshore is located on the fourth floor of Lakeview Regional, 101 Judge Tanner Blvd., Suite 404. For more information about the clinic and its services, please visit Tulane Healthcare.

To make an appointment, please call (985) 867-4223.