If your doctor recommends surgery to help diagnose or treat cancer, you can feel confident that you will receive exceptional care from a board-certified surgeon at Southeast Georgia Health System.
Our surgical oncologists are experts in innovative, minimally invasive surgical methods that offer precise treatment, swift healing and a quick return to your daily life.
When you need a cancer surgeon
Our Cancer Care Center team includes general surgeons as well as surgeons with various cancer sub-specialties. They’re backed by highly trained nurses and support staff.
Our surgeons work closely with other physicians at Southeast Georgia Health System to diagnose and treat cancer. In many cases, treating cancer involves more than tumor removal. For example, many patients receive chemotherapy or radiation therapy along with surgery. This collaboration between specialists allows you to receive the best possible care for the type and stage of cancer you have.
How we approach cancer surgery
Your surgeon will take the time to help you understand your treatment options. If surgery is the next step in your cancer journey, the experts at our Cancer Care Centers will offer you an approach that treats your cancer effectively while limiting side effects as much as possible.
Cancer surgeries our team performs
The surgeons at our Cancer Care Centers treat a wide array of tumors. Some of the surgeries offered include:
- Breast biopsies, lumpectomies and mastectomies
- Colorectal surgery, for cancers of the colon and rectum
- Head and neck cancer surgeries
- Neurosurgery, for tumors of the brain or spine
- Urological surgery, for kidney, bladder and prostate cancers
Our team also includes plastic surgeons who perform reconstructive procedures after tumors have been removed.
State-of-the-art surgical oncology
Along with a highly trained staff, you’ll find advanced surgical technologies, including laparoscopic surgery and the da Vinci® Surgical System at our Brunswick Campus. Robotic-assisted surgery, which uses small incisions and advanced precision, can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including colon or prostate cancer.
Your surgical team has access to sophisticated imaging equipment, which may be required to accurately assess the size and location of a tumor. This equipment includes computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, positron emission tomography (PET) scans and more.