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Terri B. Pustilnik, M.D.

General Summary

Dr. Pustilnik's passion is treating patients in the Houston community who have gynecologic malignancies and complex gynecologic surgical problems. Established and active in the community since 2001, she is concerned with providing results. Her motto when it comes to cancer surgery is "I always win". Indeed, some patients see her as a super hero. She, along with her compassionate team, will help you navigate through the treatment process so that you feel at ease and have a sense of certainty about your treatment plan.


Graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Missouri. She completed her residency at Yale New Haven Hospital and her fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology through the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center In Houston, Texas.

Accolades & Memberships

Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist; American Society of Clinical Oncology as well as the Harris County Medical Society.

She received the Hospital of St. Raphael Most Outstanding Resident Award, Meehan-Miller Award from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

She received the Hospital of St. Raphael Most Outstanding Resident Award, Meehan-Miller Award from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Houstonia Top Doctor Award.

Conditions & Procedures

Uterine cancer (Endometrial), Radical Robotic Procedures

  • Laparoscopic/Robotic assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy / Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO)
  • Robotic radical hysterectomy / BSO
  • Laparoscopic/Robotic assisted Lymphadenectomy / Sentinel Lymph Node (SLN) Mapping
  • Fertility-sparing approach
  • Endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial intraepithelial neoplasia

Ovarian cancer

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

Cervical cancer

  • Colposcopy
  • Cervical dysplasia – laser ablation, Cold Knife Cone/LEEP/ECC
  • Robotic radical hysterectomy
  • Fertility sparing approach

Peritoneal cancer

  • Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) for Gastrointestinal Malignancies

Vulvar/Vaginal cancer

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

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

Surgery Locations

  • HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake
  • The Woman's Hospital of Texas HCA Houston Healthcare