Surgery

Surgical Oncology

Surgery may be part of a patient’s treatment plan. The type of surgery a patient with cancer receives will vary, depending on factors such as the location, size, type, grade, and stage of the tumor, as well as age, general health, and other factors of the patient. The goal of surgery may be to remove the cancer, reconstruct a part of the body, and/or to relive symptoms such as pain.

The robotic da Vinci Surgical System, used primarily in the treatment of prostate cancer, can also be used for gynecology and general adult surgeries. 


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Check-up: Breast cancer surgery (Maria Rapciak, DO)

Surgery is a common treatment for breast cancer. It’s done to remove as much of the cancer as possible. General surgeon, Maria Rapciak, DO, explains the types of surgical options available to women and the factors that go into creating a plan of care.

Colon cancer: Judi Huff "Listen to your body"

Judi was shocked to learn that her pain was caused by colon cancer. Thanks to general surgeon, Michael Webb, MD, Judi is now cancer free.

Check-up: Breast augmentation vs. breast lift (Nicole Phillips, MD)

Plastic surgeon, Nicole Phillips, MD, shares more about the customized breast augmentation and breast lift techniques offered at Stonegate Plastic Surgery.

Check-up: When a blocked bowel needs surgery (Seth Miller, MD)

General surgeon, Seth Miller, MD, explains blocked bowel symptoms and when surgery may be needed.

Check-up: Preparing for a successful surgery (James Clancy, MD)

General surgeon, James Clancy, MD, shares his tips for successful surgery.

Lakeland Weight Loss Center: More than a number on the scale.

Patients at the Lakeland Weight Loss Center share their personal experience undergoing bariatric surgery and how it has improved their health and overall outlook on life.

Weight loss surgery: Tashawn Reese "A bright future ahead"

Tashawn Reese has lost 150 pounds and hopes to soon be off his high blood pressure medications and CPAP machine for sleep apnea, after having bariatric surgery with Seth Miller, MD.

Check-up: Do hemorrhoids need surgery? (Seth Miller, MD)

General surgeon, Seth Miller, MD, discusses at home treatments for hemorrhoids and when surgery may be required to correct the problem.

Double knee replacement: Maureen Bishop "Walking with her head held high"

Maureen Bishop spent years living with knee pain. She turned to orthopedic surgeon, Jeffrey Postma, DO, for a solution.

Check-up: What are the warning signs of an appendicitis? (Seth Miller, MD)

General surgeon, Seth Miller, MD, discusses the warning signs to look for and how appendicitis is treated.

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