Surgery at Karmanos Cancer Center

Surgery at Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit, Michigan

At Karmanos Cancer Center, we are leading the way in advanced surgical cancer care. As experts in cancer care and treatment, we offer the most effective, technologically advanced surgical equipment and procedures available.

Should you need surgery to remove cancerous cells, reduce the size of the tumor or relieve symptoms that may be caused by cancer, the team at Karmanos Cancer Center will be by your side.

Expert cancer care in Wayne County

We are leaders in the multidisciplinary team approach that has proven to be so valuable in effective cancer treatment. Through interaction with specialist physicians, physicists, technicians, oncologists, researchers, nurses, social workers and support staff, Karmanos patients receive the crucial touch that makes care both effective and reassuring.

To schedule a consultation and to receive more information about surgical oncology at Karmanos Cancer Center in downtown Detroit, please call 1-800-KARMANOS (1-800-527-6266).

Surgical Oncology at Karmanos

Surgery is the physical removal of a cancerous tumor and a small amount of surrounding normal tissue, called the "margins." Not all cancer patients need surgery.

Why is surgery performed in cancer patients?

  • To remove cancerous cells or tissue from the body
  • To reduce the size of the tumor
  • To relieve symptoms that may be caused by the cancer

What are the risks or complications with surgery?

There are possible risks and complications with any procedure. Those associated with surgery can be due to medications such as anesthesia, a change in normal body functions due to handling of vital organs, or infection. The most common complications include:

  • Bleeding
  • Blood clot
  • Decreased bowel function
  • Infection
  • Other complications are specific to the area of operated
  • Pain in the area of surgery
  • Pneumonia/other respiratory difficulties

Your surgeon will discuss the risks with you in detail once it is determined that surgery is the appropriate treatment for your particular type of cancer.

Meet Our Surgeons

  • Faisal
    Al-Mufarrej, M.D.

    Specialties

    Oncology - Surgical, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive

  • Frank
    Baciewicz, Jr., M.D.

    Specialties

    Oncology - Surgical

  • Eliza Wright
    Beal, M.D., MS

    Specialties

    Oncology - Surgical

  • Partha
    Chamiraju, M.D.

    Specialties

    Oncology - Radiation, Oncology - Surgical, Surgery - Neurological

  • Michael
    Cher, M.D.

    Specialties

    Oncology - Surgical

  • Lydia
    Choi, M.D.

    Specialties

    Oncology - Surgical

  • John
    Cramer, M.D.

    Specialties

    Ear Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology), Oncology - Surgical

  • Adam
    Folbe, M.D., M.S.

    Specialties

    Oncology - Surgical

  • Kevin
    Ginsburg, M.D., MS

    Specialties

    Urology

  • Radhika
    Gogoi, M.D., Ph.D.

    Specialties

    Oncology - Gynecologic, Oncology - Surgical

  • David
    Gorski, M.D., Ph.D.

    Specialties

    Oncology - Surgical, Surgery - Breast

  • Murali
    Guthikonda, M.D.

    Specialties

    Oncology - Surgical

  • Jeffrey
    Hotaling, M.D., FACS

    Specialties

    Ear Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology), Oncology - Surgical

  • Pamela
    Johnson, M.D.

    Specialties

    Oncology - Surgical

  • Steve
    Kim, M.D., FACS

    Specialties

    Oncology - Surgical

  • Ho-Sheng
    Lin, M.D.

    Specialties

    Oncology - Surgical

  • Steven
    Lucas, M.D.

    Specialties

    Urology

  • Robert
    Morris, M.D.

    Specialties

    Oncology - Gynecologic, Oncology - Surgical

  • Guillermina
    Nava, M.D.

    Specialties

    Oncology - Surgical, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive

  • Isaac
    Powell, M.D.

    Specialties

    Urology

  • Mihaela-Elena
    Rapolti, M.D.

    Specialties

    Oncology - Surgical, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive

  • Syed Naweed
    Raza, M.D., FRCS(C), FACS

    Specialties

    Oncology - Surgical, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive

  • David
    Sternberg, M.D.

    Specialties

    Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery - Cardiothoracic, Surgery - Thoracic

  • John
    Wallbillich, M.D.

    Specialties

    Oncology - Gynecologic, Oncology - Surgical

  • Donald
    Weaver, M.D.

    Specialties

    Oncology - Surgical

  • Ira
    Winer, M.D., Ph.D., FACOG

    Specialties

    Oncology - Gynecologic, Oncology - Surgical

  • George
    Yoo, M.D., FACS

    Specialties

    Ear Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology), Oncology - Surgical

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