Cancer Surgery (Surgical Oncologists) - Milwaukee, WI - Ascension Wisconsin

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Cancer Surgery

For high-quality, comprehensive cancer surgery services delivered with a personal touch, turn to Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare in Southeast Wisconsin. You’ll know you’re getting great care because our surgical oncologists (cancer surgeons) are board-certified in their areas of specialty and assisted by an experienced support team.

When Might I Need Surgery?

Your multidisciplinary cancer care plan may include surgery to help:

  • Diagnose cancer (surgical biopsy)
  • Stage cancer
  • Physically remove all or part of a tumor
  • Treat problems caused by cancer
  • Restore function or appearance after cancer treatment
  • Prevent cancer

Minimally Invasive Cancer Surgery

Whenever possible, your Wheaton surgical oncologists use minimally invasive techniques to diagnose or treat your cancer. That means you benefit from less pain and scarring, a reduced risk of complications, and a faster recovery. Learn more about minimally invasive surgery—including robotic-assisted surgery—at Wheaton.

Robotic Prostatectomy

Trust the experience of the first urologists in the area to use the da Vinci® robot to perform a robotic prostatectomy. The robotic-assisted surgery allows skilled surgeons to perform complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach.

Interventional Radiology Treatments

Interventional radiologists use imaging technology to guide and deliver targeted treatments. At Wheaton, you’ll find specialized interventional radiology cancer procedures such as:

  • Chemoembolization – Delivers chemo drugs directly to the blood vessel feeding a tumor
  • Cryotherapy – Uses extreme cold to destroy cancer cells
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) – Uses high-frequency electrical currents to destroy cancer cells
  • High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) – Uses sound waves to heat and destroy diseased tissue specifically for prostate cancer

‘One-Step’ Breast Reconstruction

When you’re facing mastectomy to treat breast cancer, ask whether you qualify for a direct-to-implant, or “one-step,” procedure. If you choose this option, a breast surgeon (Jodi Brehm, MD) and plastic surgeon (Michael Sweet, MD) team up to remove tissue and rebuild the breast in a single surgery. That means you:

  • Avoid the stress and risks associated with a second surgery
  • Achieve aesthetic results more quickly
  • Get back to your normal activities sooner

Surgery: What to Expect

See how to prepare for surgery at Wheaton, including information on:

  • What to expect in the weeks or days leading up to surgery
  • What to do the day of surgery
  • What to bring to the hospital
  • What to expect after surgery and at discharge

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