Richard J. Geer, MD, FACS
Surgical Oncology & General Surgery
Dr. Richard Geer
Board Certified General Surgeon
St. Thomas Midtown Hospital
St. Thomas Surgicare
Centennial Medical Center
Centennial Surgery Center
Breast Cancer Surgery
Small Intestines Cancer
Malignant Neoplasm of Colon
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
Cornell University Medical College
So you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer and you’re currently working with a surgeon in Tennessee, to decide how to go about treatment. Depending on the stage and type of breast cancer you have, the treatments may also differ. Some types of breast cancer like...
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...
Every year, October 1st marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This month is important because breast cancer is the second most diagnosed cancer among women. At The Surgical Clinic, our expert surgeons specialize in helping patients with breast cancer....
National Cancer Survivors Day is June 6th, 2021. Last year we talked about how to talk to someone after they’ve been diagnosed with cancer. Any cancer patient who successfully comes through their fight still has changes that they have to deal with after their cancer...
If you need surgical removal of a breast tumor, you may be considering breast reconstruction as part of your cancer recovery journey. Many women are apprehensive about the idea of breast reconstruction and don’t know what to expect or what options they have. Breast...
Surgical oncology refers to the surgical removal of 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 many factors. Typically, these factors...
Dr Mark Cooper The Surgical Clinic's, Mark E. Cooper, MD, breast surgeon, Nashville, TN, has responded to the controversy of the value of surgery for early stage breast lesions discussed in a recent article published in THE NEW YORK TIMES entitled Doubt Is Raised...
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. That's why it's important to ask your doctor for help detecting the...
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...