Surgery at Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint

Surgery at Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint

At Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint, we are leading the way in advanced surgical cancer care. As a leader 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 Institute at McLaren Flint will be by your side.

Expert cancer care in Genesee 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, call us at 810-342-3801.

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

  • Scott
    Kizy, M.D.

    Specialties

    Oncology - Surgical

  • Benjamin
    Mize, M.D.

    Specialties

    Oncology - Gynecologic, Oncology - Surgical

  • Tolutope
    Oyasiji, M.D., MRCSI, MHSA, FACS

    Specialties

    Oncology - Surgical

  • Ashley
    Richardson, D.O.

    Specialties

    Oncology - Surgical, Surgery - Breast

  • John
    Wallbillich, M.D.

    Specialties

    Oncology - Gynecologic, Oncology - Surgical

  • George
    Yoo, M.D., FACS

    Specialties

    Ear Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology), Oncology - Surgical

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