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Antonio Santillan-Gomez, M.D., MBA, FACOG

General Summary

Dr. Antonio Santillan-Gomez is board certified in gynecologic oncology and completed his fellowship training in gynecologic cancers and complex abdominal-pelvic surgeries through minimally invasive robotic-assisted laparoscopy at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Additionally, he is an expert in cytoreductive surgery (debulking) for peritoneal malignancies, especially for ovarian cancer patients. He has been involved in more than 5,000 cases of robotic surgery making him one of the leading robotic surgeons in the field, currently the medical director of robotic surgery services at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, where he held an Intuitive Surgical Robotic Case Observation Program (Epicenter).

Dr. Antonio Santillan completes his 3000th robotic case.


  • Fellowship
    Gynecologic Oncology, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Residency
    Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Tulsa, OK
  • Medical Doctorate
    Escuela de Medicina "Ignacio A. Santos", ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico

Surgery Locations

  • Methodist Hospital
  • St. Lukes Baptist Hospital
  • CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Medical Center
  • Methodist Stone Oak Hospital
  • Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital
  • Metropolitan Methodist Hospital

Conditions & Procedures

Uterine cancer (Endometrial)

  • Robotic laparoscopic hysterectomy / Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO)
  • Robotic radical hysterectomy / BSO
  • Robotic Lymphadenectomy / Sentinel Lymph Node (SLN) Mapping
  • Fertility-sparing approach

Ovarian cancer

  • Cytoreductive Surgery (Debulking)
  • Interval Robotic Laparoscopic cytoreductive surgery
  • Ovarian cancer cytoreductive surgery (Laparotomy)

Cervical cancer

  • Colposcopy
  • Cervical dysplastic - Cold Knife Cone
  • Robotic radical hysterectomy
  • Fertility sparing approach

Peritoneal cancer

  • Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) for Gastrointestinal Malignancies

Vulvar cancer

  • Radical vulvectomy
  • CO2 laser ablation of vaginal dysplasia
  • Sentinel Lymph Node (SLN) Mapping

Other conditions

  • Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
  • Gynecological Sarcomas
  • Complex benign Gynecological Conditions

Other procedures

  • Robotic malignancy staging
  • Robotic laparoscopic pelvic SLN
  • Tumor debulking for gynecologic malignancies
  • Cytoreductive surgery
  • Advanced pelvic surgery

Accolades & Memberships

  • Society of Gynecology Oncology
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Fellow and Member of International Gynecologic Cancer Society

Research Interest

Dr. Antonio has always shown interest in other areas of the medical field, not only taking care of his patients but also collaborating with the academic and scientific world. He is currently an adjunct assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service, where he continues participating in clinical research and surgical device innovations. He is also a clinical faculty of the armed forces for the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Integrated Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training Program. He is co-author of multiple peer-reviewed articles in medical journals, book chapters, abstracts and presentations.

His compassionate clinical approach combined with his surgical skills and the use of the latest state-of-the-art technology offers his patients the best possible quality of care.