Surgical Oncology in Cancer Treatment
Surgical oncology is a specialty of surgery that focuses on the treatment of a variety of gastrointestinal, thoracic, endocrine and soft tissue cancers.
Your surgical oncologist:
- Collaborates with your other doctors to tailor a treatment plan that is specialized for you
- Uses minimally invasive surgical techniques when possible to reduce scarring and pain
- Performs procedures such as sentinel node biopsy and radiofrequency ablation of hepatic tumors
- Laparoscopic surgery allows surgeons to operate through small incisions with the assistance of a video camera. The surgeon makes half-inch incisions and places small ports in the body. Long, narrow surgical instruments fitted with a tiny camera are inserted through ports, and video displayed on a monitor lets the surgeon “see” inside the body during the operation.
- Robotic surgery allows surgeons to operate using a computer-controlled robot that uses tiny instruments inserted into the body through very small incisions. This technique helps surgeons perform complex and delicate procedures with unmatched precision.
At the Dorothy E. Schneider Cancer Center we provide a team of two board-certified surgeons for every cancer surgery. Our surgical oncologist has completed fellowship training approved by the Society of Surgical Oncology.
Surgeries are performed at Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, which offers a team of highly trained doctors, nurses, clinicians and support staff who provide you and your family with timely, state-of-the-art care.
Our surgical oncologists are: