From Your Surgeon's Desk

Lung Surgery: Why Might Someone Need a Lobectomy?

Lobectomies are a type of lung surgery where the surgeon removes a lobe of the lung. Removing a large portion of the lung may seem like an extensive treatment option, but sometimes it's essential for the health of the patient. A lobectomy is a generally safe procedure...

Understand Skin Moles and Know When to Remove Them

Did you know that about 1 in 100 people are born with a mole somewhere on their skin? Did you also know that most adults have anywhere from 10 to 40 skin moles? Because moles are quite common, some people might not realize how moles can provide important information...

Surgical Oncology: Surgical Management of Cancer

Surgical oncology refers to the surgical removal of an abnormal growth of tissue, generally referred to as a solid malignancy or tumor. In deciding whether you are a candidate for cancer surgery, an oncology surgeon will consider the size, type, location, grade, and...

Colon Cancer: Early Detection Makes a Big Difference

Colorectal cancer affects over 130,000 people each year in the United States. In late stages, colon and rectal cancers can be very difficult to treat, and the prognosis to recovery is not optimistic. With early detection, however, more treatments are available,...

Surgical Oncology: Surgical Management of Cancer

Surgical oncology refers to the surgical removal of an abnormal growth of tissue, generally referred to as a solid malignancy or tumor. In deciding whether you are a candidate for cancer surgery, an oncology surgeon will consider the size, type, location, grade, and...

Colon Cancer: Early Detection Makes a Big Difference

Colorectal cancer affects over 130,000 people each year in the United States. In late stages, colon and rectal cancers can be very difficult to treat, and the prognosis to recovery is not optimistic. With early detection, however, more treatments are available,...