Surgical Oncology

Compassionate Surgical Oncology

The entire team at The Surgical Clinic knows that a cancer diagnosis is a frightening experience. At The Surgical Clinic in Tennessee, we are committed to working with you to plan an attack on that cancer with a goal to return you to your normal life as quickly as possible. Your treatment will generally include care from an expert Surgical Oncologist as a significant part of your care team.

The best plan happens when you fully understand the options that you have and when your entire team is focused on getting the very best plan together to attack it. This opened collaboration between your care team members, with you in the driver’s seat, is vital to getting the right care, in the right sequence and integral for the recovery you will make.

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Surgical Cancer Care in Nashville

The field of cancer care is always evolving as cancer research and treatment techniques progress. You deserve to feel confident that your surgical oncologist is proficient with the latest in cancer science and treatment technology.

Your surgeon (known as a surgical oncologist who specifically treats cancer) is your best partner to make sure that you are doing all that is possible to attack the disease. The Surgical Oncologist will want to treat the disease by removing as much of it as possible to allow your team to manage the disease with drug therapies and/or radiation therapy to kill remaining cells and to take steps to avoid a spread of cancer cells or the appearance of new cancer sites.

You will likely have a team that includes a medical doctor who specializes in cancer, called a Medical Oncologist. This doctor will look at the options for chemotherpy and other drug therapies. You will also have a nutritionist whose job it is to make sure that your body stays as strong as possible as you prepare for battle.

There may be a need for a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon to provide options for mitigating invasive cancer removal surgery. For example, our plastic surgeons offer immediate breast reconstruction surgery for our breast cancer patients who receive a mastectomy in Nashville, Mt. Juliet and Lebanon, TN.

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Our Surgical Oncologists serve patients throughout Davidson County (downtown Nashville, Saint Thomas West and Gallatin). One common procedure is lung cancer surgery, which has 2 main types: non-small and small cell lung cancer. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common and has 3 sub types: squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, and large cell carcinoma. All of these are diagnosed & treated the same.

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