Fox Valley’s Top Cancer Surgeons
For decades, we’ve been there for cancer patients and their families providing the excellent care and support they need to get them through difficult times. It’s no surprise people throughout the Fox Valley Area come to Surgical Associates of Neenah first.
Types of Cancer We Treat:
- Adrenal Gland Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Esophagus Cancer
- Lymph Node Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Parathyroid Cancer
- Skin Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
Cancer surgery means that an operation is performed to physically remove all or part of the cancer. Your doctor uses cancer surgery for the purpose of diagnosing, treating or relieving symptoms that the cancer may cause. Cancer surgery may be your only treatment or it may be used in conjunction with other treatments like radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy.
Reasons For Cancer Surgery
At Surgical Associates, our surgeons will conduct cancer surgeries for a number of reasons including diagnosis, preventative action, staging, primary treatment and relieving symptoms.
Preventative: Surgery may be done as a preventative measure to remove precancerous conditions. These preventive measures would include colonoscopy or esophogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), otherwise called an upper endoscopy.
Diagnosis: All or part of a tumor may be removed so the tumor can be studied under a microscope to determine if the tumor is cancerous (malignant) or noncancerous (benign).
Staging: Surgery helps your doctor determine how advanced your cancer is. This is called staging. It also allows the doctor to evaluate the size of the tumor and if it has advanced into the lymph nodes.
Primary Treatment: For many tumors, having surgery is the best chance for curing the cancer. If it is localized and has not spread to other areas of the body, this may be the only treatment that you will need.
Debulking: If it is not possible to remove all of the cancerous tumor, your doctor may recommend that as much of the tumor as possible should be removed. This can help the chemotherapy or radiation be more effective.
Relieving Symptoms: Surgery is sometimes used to improve the quality of life for patients with cancer rather than treating the cancer itself. It may be done to relieve pain caused by pressure on nerves or other organs or to relieve an obstruction in your intestine caused by the tumor.
We accept most Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial insurance plans.