Surgical Oncology at USA Health
For cancers that involve a malignant tumor—a solid mass of cancerous cells—it’s critical that the tumor be eliminated. At USA Health, such cases are discussed in a multidisciplinary gathering called a tumor board. Team members consider the details of each case and collectively determine the best course of treatment. Sometimes it involves chemotherapy or radiation to help reduce the size of the tumor. Many times it involves surgery. That’s when a surgical oncologist can help.
USA Health surgical oncologists are board certified in surgery, often in more than one specialty. They train extensively in the latest surgical techniques, including minimally invasive procedures where appropriate. They are experienced at using the most state-of-the-art surgical techniques, such as the da Vinci robot.