Experience 2017-09-14T12:59:47+00:00

SWWO Patient Experience

Women Are at the Center
of All We Do

We’ve recently changed our name from Southwest Gynecologic Oncology to Southwest Women’s Oncology to reflect what matters most: you.
When you walk through our door, you’ll experience a different kind of care that makes all the difference in your treatment, recovery and triumph over cancer.

Care that Goes Above and Beyond

Meet Dr. Karen Finkelstein:
Your champion, every step of the way.

When you’re faced with a diagnosis of gynecologic cancer, so many questions, concerns and fears come streaming to mind. One thing is always certain, you want to find the best women’s cancer specialist.

This is why so many referring physicians trust their patients to Southwest Women’s Oncology.  Led by Dr. Karen Finkelstein, a medical champion and constant compassionate guide. 

Dr. Finkelstein is double board certified in both OB/GYN and GYN/ONC. She is also the first surgeon in the region to be named as a Master Surgeon that recognizes her mastery of both minimally invasive gynecology and robotic surgery.


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Care That Goes Above and Beyond

We’ve made it our mission to help women triumph over the most complex gynecologic and cancer health challenges.
Every day we go the distance to deliver the best care by providing access to the newest, most promising clinical trials,
state-of-the-art robotic surgery, and personalized patient care to secure the best outcomes possible.

For us, putting women’s health first means understanding the importance of being there for our patients.
We see every new patient within 48 hours of their physician’s referral, have extended our hours
in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and Santa Fe, and are always on-call, no matter what.

  • Pledge to see every patient within 48 hours,

  • Provide each new patient with the cell phone number of her physician (who will personally oversee all her treatment),

  • Promise to provide the best that modern medicine has to offer in a warm and personalize environment.

Our private medical practice provides personalized and concierge level care which includes the management
of state-of-the-art cancer care in all aspects of gynecologic cancer including radical
surgery,  chemotherapy, radiation therapy, genetic counseling and
minimally invasive surgery and the DaVinci robotic surgery system.

As a young surgeon, I was initially drawn by the opportunity to perform these complex surgeries
and provide the most advanced medical treatments possible. Along the way, I found what
really captures my heart are my patients and
developing deep relationships as a guide and privileged listener.”

~ Dr. Karen Finkelstein

 For New Patients

To learn more or to schedule an appointment,
please call us at (505) 843-7813. We are happy to help.

Schedule an Appointment

For Referring Providers

If you’d like to refer a patient to Southwest Women’s Oncology,
or would like to speak with Dr. Finkelstein, please call (505) 843-7813.

How We Work with Referring Providers