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
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and every year thousands of women get screened thanks to awareness efforts. This also goes for male breast cancer patients. These screenings increase early detection and raise the survivability rate for breast cancer patients....
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...
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...
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Part 1: What is it? Known as the world's toughest cancer, pancreas cancer ranks in the top five most dangerous types of cancer including lung, breast, and colon cancer. This cancer develops and grows in the cells of the pancreas and is...
With an average of over 50,000 cases of thyroid cancer reported every year, it’s a good thing that September raises thyroid awareness worldwide. A variety of health risks can stem from your thyroid and potentially lead to cancer. Here at The Surgical Clinic, our...
Surgeons know that the vast majority of cases of colon cancer occur in individuals over the age of 50. In fact, statistics suggest that over 90 percent of colon cancer cases occur in those over 50, and about 60 percent of colon cancer cases occur in those over 70....
Palliative care isn't just about making you comfortable if you have a life-threatening and incurable disease. Although not a cure, when you are in an advanced stage of cancer, palliative surgery can offer relief by helping you manage your symptoms. Factors Under...
By Dr Mark Cooper New technologies have given patients many choices about what types of mammograms to have and the difference between the types of studies can be confusing. As a surgeon at The Surgical Clinic who specializes in Breast Surgery, I am often asked what...