Surgical Oncology - Cancer Care Center at Southeast Georgia Health System
Surgery can be an essential part of the diagnosis and staging of tumors,
as well as the treatment of many types of cancer. The Cancer Care Center
surgeons have diverse expertise in all types of cancers and use innovative,
minimally-invasive methods to provide precise treatment and speed healing
and recovery time.
In addition to general surgeons, the Cancer Care Center team includes surgeons
with sub-specialties including colorectal surgery, for cancers of the
colon and rectum; and plastic surgeons, who may perform reconstructive
procedures when tumors have been removed.
Surgeons involved in diagnosis and tumor removal use of all kinds use sophisticated
imaging technology, including CT, MRI and PET scans, to accurately assess
the extent and location of tumors before and after treatment. This imaging
increases the effectiveness of the surgical treatment and minimizes complications.
In many cases, achieving optimum results through surgical oncology entails
a coordinated effort by an interdisciplinary team of physicians. Patients
are often prescribed chemotherapy or radiation therapy in conjunction