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Surgical Oncology

The Surgical Oncologists of the University of South Alabama have expertise in a wide range of cancers.

Surgery remains the mainstay of treatment for most solid (non-hematologic) cancers, and we are proud to serve the Mobile and Greater Gulf Coast region. Our operations are performed at the USA Medical Center, which has recently received the following distinctions:

  • Ranked No. 1 in quality of care among the 158 university teaching hospitals of the University Health Consortium in 2013.
  • Named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The Medical Center is one of 33 hospitals recognized in Alabama, and the only one in Mobile. The Medical Center was recognized for its achievement on the following measure sets: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. The ratings are based on data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year.

On the left side of this page are links to pages on specific cancers. These have been written as a general introduction to the diagnosis and treatment of these cancers, with many links to reputable websites for support groups and more detailed information. We place heavy emphasis on patient-centered, multi-disciplinary care. We practice team-based care, drawing on expertise from our colleagues in medical and radiation oncology, diagnostic and interventional radiology, and gastroenterology. 



Dr. Lynn Dyess

Breast, Thyroid


Dr. Lee Grimm




Dr. John Hunter




Dr. J. Spencer Liles

Surgical Oncology



Dr. William Richards



Dr. Paul Rider



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