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Cancer Care: Surgery

Surgical Oncology

Patients whose cancer treatment regimen requires surgery look to the Mercyhealth Cancer Centers surgical oncology departments, staffed by board-certified surgeons and support professionals with years of experience. In Janesville, our surgeons’ offices are located at Mercyhealth Terrace, just across the parking lot from Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center-Janesville, where the surgical procedures are performed. In Rockford, our surgeon meets with patients at the Mercyhealth Women’s Center and performs surgery at Javon Bea Hospital-Riverside. Our surgeons offer:

Smaller incisions, faster healing

Mercyhealth Cancer Centers offer technologically advanced procedures, including minimally invasive techniques that use a small scope. The small incision needed for the scope to enter the body offers the advantages of faster in-hospital recovery, faster healing, less pain, and minimum risks as compared to traditional surgical techniques. Screening, surveillance, and diagnostic upper and lower gastrointestinal fiberoptic endoscopy is also provided by the department.

Procedures you might need

There is a wide variety of cancer-related surgeries for all stages of cancer treatment. These include:

  • Removing cancer that has spread (metastasized) beyond the original tumor.
  • Removing the majority of malignant tissue (called debulking) in preparation for chemotherapy.
  • Reconstructive surgeries that help patients look and feel their best, leading to emotional healing.

A higher standard of quality

We have continuous multidisciplinary review of individual cases through pathways such as the Tumor Board and the Mercyhealth Cancer Registries. In this way, the surgical oncologists review and implement quality controls, provide and receive ongoing physician education, and evaluate existing technology to guarantee our patients receive quality care that’s held to the highest standards.

For more information, call the Janesville location at (608) 756-6869 or the Rockford location at (815) 971-6188.

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