Surgical oncologists provide surgical treatment for a wide range of cancers. These can include cancers involving the gastric, liver, bile duct, pancreatic, colorectal and skin systems, as well as sarcomas. You might need surgery to diagnose or remove a tumor, or to help ease symptoms caused by the cancer (palliative surgery). These doctors may also do a second surgery to reconstruct a body part that has been affected by a previous surgery, such as breast reconstruction. Presbyterian Cancer Care provides inpatient and outpatient services for patients with all types of cancers, and our surgeons are an important part of our team approach to treatment.
Patient cases may be reviewed at weekly multidisciplinary tumor board meetings that include breast surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, and support staff. Our support staff includes nurse navigators, social workers, psychiatrists, nutritionists, palliative care specialists, physical and occupational therapists, and financial advocates.
A few common conditions treated include:
Colorectal or gastrointestinal cancers
Endocrine and thyroid cancers
Head and neck cancers
Lung and esophageal cancer
Skin cancer and melanoma
Testing & Treatment Options
A few common tests and treatments include:
Colostomy and reversal of colostomy
Lung surgeries, including lobectomy, wedge resection or pneumonectomy
Oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries)
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
Tumor debulking and removal
Our surgical oncology team provides inpatient and outpatient services, while working with a strong team of support staff to provide you a wide variety of diagnostic care, treatment and advocate services.PMG Provider Directory
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Related Services / Programs
The Presbyterian cancer program holds the prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer.