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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

Associate Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology

Director, Women's Menopausal and Sexual Health Program

Treatment Focus

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

Key Awards

Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs 2020
   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, 2017-20
  • 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

189 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

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OVERALL RATING

4.9 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

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27 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • 5.0
    January 12, 2021
    I felt very comfortable meeting Dr Bergman and her team for the first time. They were all very professional and spoke to me in a language I could understand while explaining what the doctor and or nurse would be doing.
  • 5.0
    January 09, 2021
    outstanding care!! Thank you
  • 5.0
    January 08, 2021
    I love Dr Bergman from the first time I met her. she calmed me down and made me feel like I was in good hands.
  • 5.0
    January 06, 2021
    Dr Bergman has been my provider for over 20 years and has always been considerate and supportive. I value her care.
  • 5.0
    December 13, 2020
    I love Dr Bergman!
  • 5.0
    October 22, 2020
    Doctor & nurse was professional, thoughtful, friendly & efficient.
  • 5.0
    October 20, 2020
    I was so grateful to get a prompt appointment.
  • 5.0
    September 28, 2020
    Dr. Bergman has been monitoring my gyno health for many years. She is professional to the core.
  • 5.0
    September 24, 2020
    Good experience!
  • 5.0
    September 04, 2020
    All levels of my experience was exceptional.
  • 5.0
    August 30, 2020
    I have been with Fox Chase for 24 years, I have referred hundreds of patients to your hospital, they continued to do the same for family and friends, everyone in [...] PA knows of Fox Chase, the excellent support, medical care and ongoing follow up support after cancer!!! Dr Bergman and Fox Chase saves my life when I arrived with a 1% chance of survival. Today [...] I live my life with constant thanks and gratitude to Dr Bergman and Fox Chase. Thank you for saving my life and renewing my faith in the medical field!!! [...]
  • 5.0
    August 28, 2020
    I am appreciative that Cynthia Bergman and her Staff could see me so quickly and answer the questions I had. Thank you very much for their wonderful abilities and expertise. [...]
  • 2.5
    August 07, 2020
    The doctor seemed to be in a hurry ( as previous visit). I don't really remember to much of any conversation. The visit lasted less than 5 minutes. I was disappointed. [...] This visit was so quick. I'm sure she is very educated about her field, its just she has no bedside manor. She didn't want to get to know me really. I did want to discuss other personal items but she gave me the impression she did not have the time and ran off. [...]
  • 5.0
    June 25, 2020
    Dr Bergman is a wonderful person and doctor!!
  • 5.0
    June 02, 2020
    in all honesty, I came home and told my husband this was the best doctor visit I've ever had. she's amazing!
  • 5.0
    February 26, 2020
    My experience was very good. I would recommend my doctor to my friends.
  • 5.0
    February 18, 2020
    [...] Dr. Bergman is always very courteous and caring.
  • 5.0
    February 16, 2020
    Overall good experience.
  • 5.0
    February 11, 2020
    I was so grateful that Dr. Bergman was able to see me in such short notice. I had a terrible experience a few days prior at another institution. The patient care there was just awful. Dr. Bergman made me feel comfortable, explained my course of care which made me feel so much better. I have all the confidence being in Dr. Bergman's care now. Very thankful, I was so impressed with the patient care that is given at Fox Chase. Thank you!
  • 5.0
    January 29, 2020
    Dr. Bergman is kind and compassionate - an excellent doctor!
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