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Cynthia A. Bergman, MD

Cynthia Bergman, MD

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Secondary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center Buckingham
2365 Heritage Center Drive
Furlong, PA 18925

About

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology

Director, Women's Menopausal and Sexual Health Program

Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer TRDG Member

Treatment Focus

Combined-Modality Therapy for Gynecologic Cancers; Minimally-Invasive Surgery; Wellness Support

Key Awards

Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs 2019
   Gynecologic Oncology

Treatment Philosophy

One reason I chose to work at Fox Chase is because we have the best tools available to accurately assess and treat complex gynecologic conditions. We have the latest technology to perform surgery, and as a multispecialty center, we can handle unexpected findings as well. This results in better outcomes for my patients.

I like to offer my patients options rather than dictating one treatment approach. My mother had breast cancer, which has given me better insight into the issues facing my patients. As the mother of three, I have a broad life perspective for this field. And I realize that my patients don't always understand the medical information being presented to them; I take the time to translate the information so they can understand the terminology, which helps them in the decision-making process.  Partnering with my patients to develop a treatment plan that is both medically and personally appropriate is the most rewarding aspect of my practice.

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Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1993-1996
  • Fellow, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Rutledge, TX, 1991
  • Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • MD, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 1989

Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Gynecologic Oncology, Board Certified

Memberships

  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  • North American Menopause Society
  • Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
  • Norman F. Miller Society, University of Michigan alumni 

Honors & Awards

  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, 2017-19
  • America's Top Doctors®2016-17
Patient Stories

Karen Leone

Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer

Karen Leone

Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer

In 2013, Karen Leone was shocked to learn she had endometrial cancer after a routine gynecological exam. She sought treatment at Fox Chase Cancer Center, where she underwent a hysterectomy followed by chemotherapy and localized radiation. Today Karen's cancer is in remission. "The staff and patients at Fox Chase offered me encouragement and kept me positive and moving forward...I feel blessed and lucky as I continue to enjoy the time I spend with my friends and family, especially my three wonderful grandchildren," she said.

Mary Anne Barlow

Colorectal Cancer

Mary Anne Barlow

Colorectal Cancer

After experiencing about six months of symptoms, Mary Anne Barlow was diagnosed with rectal cancer in 2011 at the age of 55. She underwent chemotherapy and radiation at a local hospital, but was referred to Fox Chase Cancer Center for surgery, which turned out to be complex. After an abnormal Pap smear 18 months later, in the spring of 2013, Mary Anne returned to Fox Chase for surgery, this time undergoing a hysterectomy. "In 2016, I celebrated the five-year mark since my cancer diagnosis," she said. "I still go back to Fox Chase twice a year to see Dr. Farma and Dr. Bergman, and when I go there, everyone is so kind and special. They all know me. I am very grateful for Dr. Farma. The dedication he offers patients goes above and beyond what a doctor does. I truly do not have enough words to thank him."

Linda Stockman-Vines

Linda Stockman-Vines

Linda Stockman-Vines considers herself lucky. She has been closely monitored by the doctors at Fox Chase Cancer Center since 1993, but does not have cancer. Instead, Linda has a strong family history of cancer and wants to do all she can to avoid getting cancer if she can.

Tracy Gatto

Breast Cancer

Tracy Gatto

Breast Cancer

In 2011 at the age of 28, Tracy Gatto learned she had breast cancer after she discovered a lump in her breast. She sought a second opinion from a specialist at Fox Chase Cancer Center and immediately felt that was where she wanted to seek treatment. Tracy underwent chemotherapy, followed by surgery and reconstruction. Because of the BRCA1 genetic mutuation she most likely inherited from her father, Tracy had increased risk of ovarian cancer. She worked with the Risk Assessment Program, where she was referred to a surgical gynecologist to discuss the possibility of undergoing a prophylactic oophorectomy to remove her ovaries. Today, Tracy is doing well and even took part in Paws for the Cause, an annual dog walk and fundraiser hosted by Fox Chase, to give back. "It really takes a special person to work at Fox Chase. Everyone I met had a smile on their face and was incredibly positive," she said. "As a receptionist, I knew it can be a struggle to stay positive all day long. It’s hard to make cancer a positive experience, but I never left feeling discouraged."

Judee Bushko

Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer

Judee Bushko

Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer

I was diagnosed with stage 3-C endometrial cancer in 2007. I had had a normal Pap smear in January that year, but when I started experiencing some spotting, I went back to my doctor in November. After I had a vaginal ultrasound, my doctor ordered further testing, including a biopsy of the lining of my uterus. The biopsy came back positive for cancer.

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Ratings

92 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

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OVERALL RATING

4.8 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

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12 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • 5.0
    June 19, 2019
    [...] I have seen her twice now. I am so happy I decided to switch to her. She is an excellent doctor and makes me feel very at ease.
  • 5.0
    May 29, 2019
    Dr. Bergman and her nurse [...] are always professional, respectful and very caring.
  • 5.0
    April 24, 2019
    I felt very comfortable! It was a blessing, I was scared to death. Dr. Cynthia Bergman is WONDERFUL.
  • 5.0
    April 23, 2019
    Dr. Cynthia Bergman, [...], & [...] all treated me with utmost respect & kindness.
  • 5.0
    March 20, 2019
    I am very happy with Dr. Bergman.
  • 5.0
    February 27, 2019
    Great experience.
  • 5.0
    February 04, 2019
    Dr. Bergman & her staff have shown such care, concern, respect & friendliness that I travel one hour to keep her as my gynecologist!
  • 5.0
    February 04, 2019
    [...] everything was fine.
  • 5.0
    January 29, 2019
    Very good experience.
  • 5.0
    November 25, 2018
    Dr. Cynthia Bergman was professional, kind & compassionate.
  • 5.0
    October 15, 2018
    Dr. Bergman was personable & I appreciated how educated she was with her explanations. I really liked how she did NOT sit in front of the computer - she sat in a chair directly in front of ME (the patient).
  • 5.0
    September 28, 2018
    I had no questions or worries.
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