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Surgical Oncology

The Best Surgical Care for Cancer Patients

Our surgeons can treat, manage and prevent a variety of cancer types — not only removing tumors, cancerous cells and growths, but also taking measures to avoid the potential spread and further risk of more cancer.

Surgery can remove solid tumors, portions of a tumor (debulking) that otherwise might damage an organ if fully removed, and tumors as a way to ease some cancer symptoms. Sometimes surgery is the only treatment needed, but it is often used in combination with other cancer treatments.

Our surgeons provide comprehensive care within a multidisciplinary team, specializing in minimally invasive procedures such as laparoscopic and robotic-assisted treatment of tumors. Our surgeons have undergone specialty training and offer a high degree of specialization and expertise. Cancer surgery is generally considered complex, and published data have demonstrated that hospitals and surgeons with the highest volume experience with specific operations have the lowest complication and death rates.

  • Across our health system, surgeons and interventional radiologists offer a breadth of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, including:

    • Laparoscopic treatment of cancer
    • Advanced surgical lymphedema therapy
    • Non-invasive treatment of benign and malignant tumors with breakthrough Gamma Knife Icon
    • Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) for Colorectal, Thoracic, and Head and Neck surgery, which improves patient outcomes and decreases recovery time
    • Interventional diagnostic, therapeutic and staging procedures
    • Mediport insertions to facilitate chemotherapy infusion
    • A wide array of image guided percutaneous biopsies
  • Our surgeons specialize in the following areas:

    • Breast & GYN
    • Colorectal
    • Diagnostic Imaging
    • Head and Neck
    • Liver
    • Pancreas
    • Pulmonology
    • Reconstructive
    • Skin and Soft Tissue
    • Thoracic
    • Urology

Our Comprehensive Cancer Services

Learn more about the types of cancers we can treat and the advanced treatment options we offer throughout our healthcare system.

Our Lady of Lourdes JD Moncus Cancer Center

Find out about the surgical treatment options for cancer patients in Acadiana, including a dedicated inpatient oncology unit, which provides a space for recovery that’s specific to their cancer treatment needs.

Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Institute

Discover what surgical oncologists and cancer specialists can do for patients in the Baton Rouge region at one of the most esteemed cancer institutes on the Gulf Coast.

St. Dominic's Cancer Center

See what surgical services and other treatments are available to cancer patients in the Jackson region at one of the top cancer treatment providers in central Mississippi.

St. Francis Medical Center’s Cancer Center

Find out about the cancer treatment options offered to patients in Northeast Louisiana, including an infusion clinic and outpatient radiation oncology services.

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