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Surgical Oncology

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Surgical Oncology

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.

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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.

Conditions Treated

A few common conditions treated include:

  • Breast cancer

  • Colorectal or gastrointestinal cancers

  • Endocrine and thyroid cancers

  • Head and neck cancers

  • Lung and esophageal cancer

  • Ovarian cancer

  • Prostate cancer

  • Sarcomas

  • Skin cancer and melanoma

  • Uterine cancer

Testing & Treatment Options

A few common tests and treatments include:

  • Biopsies

  • Breast reconstruction

  • Colostomy and reversal of colostomy

  • Hysterectomy

  • Lung surgeries, including lobectomy, wedge resection or pneumonectomy

  • Mastectomies

  • Melanoma excision

  • Oophorectomy (removal of the ovaries)

  • Prostatectomy

  • Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

  • Tumor debulking and removal

Our Providers

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.

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