Surgery is the oldest form of cancer treatment and, for most patients,
is part of the curative plan. It is used to diagnose, stage, and treat
cancer and certain cancer-related symptoms. Our surgical oncologists have
performed thousands of procedures and are specially-trained to choose
the best type of surgical intervention for your condition. They are expertly
trained in the latest techniques, including minimally invasive and robotic surgery.
Jupiter Medical Center's Frank E. & Mary D. Walsh Robotic Surgery
Center is equipped with three state-of-art da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical
Systems. We were one of the first ten facilities in the world to implement
the Xi, our surgical oncologists are continuously pioneering and adopting
new advances in technology to remove your cancer more safely and effectively.
Our surgical oncologists perform an array of procedures and treat many
types of cancer with specialty areas including:
Breast cancer: We offer innovative approaches to breast cancer treatment
including Hidden Scar™ surgery, nipple sparing procedures, oncoloplastic
breast surgery, sentinel lymph node mapping and biopsy, axillary node
dissection and IntraOperative Electron Radiation Therapy (IOERT).
Gynecologic cancer: Our gynecologic surgical oncologist is a woman's
cancer specialist and has extensive experience with the da Vinci Robotic
Surgery Sytem as well as laparoscopic surgery.
Lung cancer: We offer multimodality therapy for lung and esophageal cancers,
surgery for higher-stage lung cancer, minimally invasive surgery for lung,
esophageal cancer and mediastinal disease, robotic lobectomy for lung
cancer and robotic thymectomy.
Gastrointestinal cancer: Our surgical gastrointestinal and hepato-pancreato-biliary
oncologist specializes in a wide array of cancers, including highly complex
or recurrent cases utilizing the most recent advances in technology. With
expertise in hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery, we perform more pancreas
and liver surgeries (high-volume) than any other institution in the region.
We also have expertise in diagnosing and treating unresectable pancreatic
and liver cancer and can offer treatment modalities not available everywhere
such as irreversible electroporation (IRE) and microwave ablation. Additional
expertise includes the management of advanced peritoneal carcinomatosis
through the application of Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)
and Cytoreductive surgery.
Whether a patient is a candidate for surgery depends on a variety of factors,
such as the type, size, location, grade, and stage of the tumor, as well
as general health factors, such as the patient’s age, physical fitness
and other medical comorbidities. For many patients, surgery will be combined
with other cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy
or hormone therapy. These may be administered before surgery (neoadjuvant)
or after surgery (adjuvant) to help prevent cancer growth, spread or recurrence.
For more information about our surgical oncologists, or to make an appointment,
please call 561-263-4400.