Surgical Associates of Corpus Christi
In the United States, cancer is the second leading cause of death, exceeded only by heart disease. 1 out of 4 deaths the United States is due to cancer. Cancer care has become significantly more complex and advanced, leading to a need in further specialization and treatment. With improving treatments and better understanding of the disease, the decline in the death rate has been steady over the past 26 years, overall dropping by an average of 1.5 % per year between 2008 and 2017.
At the core of cancer care is multimodal treatment. This often involves surgery, immunotherapy and chemotherapy, as well as radiotherapy. Surgical oncology is the specialization in complex cancer surgery that is done in careful conjunction with medical oncology and radiation oncology to give you the best possible chance of a cure.
A new cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and frightening for our patients and their families and communities. With our ties in the community and collaborative care with other cancer care specialists, we will help you navigate this often difficult and confusing landscape and continue to care for you every step of the way.
We offer surgical treatment for both benign and malignant tumors of the:
- Liver and gallbladder
- Intestine, colon and rectum
- Retroperitoneal tumors
- Neuroendocrine tumors
- Endocrine tumors including adrenal tumors
- Skin cancers
- Melanoma and extremity sarcoma
We have expertise in open surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and up-to-date techniques including robotic surgery. Let us take care of you and help you navigate your individualized therapeutic pathway. We guide you from biopsy and diagnosis to customization of a treatment plan for YOUR unique cancer.