Make an accurate diagnosis. The stage of the cancer drives treatment, and surgical oncologists start by understanding the full extent of the disease through correct staging. Many surgical procedures for cancer are diagnostic in nature. Our surgical oncologists work closely with pathologists to determine the cancer’s stage by reporting carefully the position of the cancer tumor, what margins are at risk for reoccurrence, and by removing enough and the right kinds of tissue for analysis.
Provide every patient access to a coordinated array of best-practices. There are many effective ways to treat cancer. Surgical procedures at Beth Israel Medical Center are performed in an appropriate and larger context of how to best treat the patient. For more on our multidisciplinary approach, click here.
Handle specimens with expert care. When Beth Israel surgical oncologists remove a cancer tumor, they do it in a way to best prevent the further spread of cancer, ensuring that the appropriate margins around the tumor are cancer-free. This allows pathologists the opportunity to best analyze the tissue.
Strike a delicate balance between sparing tissue and achieving good cure rates. While surgical oncologists seek to remove cancer, they also are diligent in preserving as much organ tissue and bodily function as possible, sensitive to the patient’s future quality of life.
To learn more about Surgical Oncology at Beth Israel Medical Center, please call (212) 420-4335. Appointments can be made by calling each physician’s office. Please visit the "Our Surgeons" page for a list of physicians.