Mariana Chavez, MD
Mariana Chavez, MD
Dr. Mariana Chavez
Bile Duct Surgery
Bile Duct Injury Repair
Complex Bile Duct Resection
Liver Tumors and Cysts
Pancreas Tumors and Cysts
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Surgical oncology is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with cancer. The foundation of a surgical oncologists practice at The Surgical Clinic is moving towards the surgical removal of tumors and cancers. It’s helping diagnose patients with cancer, helping find appropriate treatment plans and following them through their operation into their care after surgery.
Cancer care takes a team approach; it requires an individualized treatment plan per patient. Cancer is a complex problem and our patients deserve a collaborative approach.
Traditional thyroid and parathyroid surgery are used to treat problems such as goiters, recurring thyroid cysts, thyroid cancer and symptomatic thyroid nodules. Usually, thyroid surgery involves either inspecting or removing the diseased thyroid or parathyroid glands....
Pancreatic cancer is a tough and severe cancer prognosis. Of all the major cancers, pancreatic has one of the worst survival durations. The survival length of untreated advanced-stage pancreatic cancer is around 3.5 months. Early diagnosis and treatment are critical...
November marks two important health awareness efforts. One is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and the other is Movember. Obviously, the former aims to raise awareness for pancreas cancer, the signs and symptoms, the importance of screening, and how to help....
One of the most painful gastrointestinal problems is gallbladder attacks. These attacks occur when bile and minerals in the gallbladder form small stone-like deposits or gallstones. As a result, the gallbladder tries to pass the stones through the bile ducts and the...
The thyroid gland is an important part of the endocrine system. This butterfly-shaped organ regulates important hormones that influence many functions in your body. These hormones also influence how well your body performs physically and mentally. Keep in mind, your...
Just as February 4th each year is World Cancer Day, every March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. This type of cancer is the third most diagnosed cancer in the United States. Cancer happens when cells mutate and start to grow abnormally which eventually becomes...
February 4, 2020, marked the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day. This global movement was organized and started by six oncologists in 1999 before the start of the new Millennium. Together, they drafted the Charter of Paris Against Cancer, which outlines key issues...
January is National Thyroid Awareness Month. According to the American Thyroid Association, 1 in 10 people suffer from a thyroid disorder. They also found that at least 1 in 8 women will develop a thyroid disorder during her lifetime. Did you know, more than half of...
What is Gallbladder Disease? Gallbladder disease is a term used for several types of conditions that affect the body’s bile system. This system includes the liver, gallbladder, and bile ducts. If you're wondering where your gallbladder is, it is located underneath...