The surgical oncology department at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Philadelphia focuses on the surgical management of tumors. The surgical oncology team at CTCA® performs a wide range of oncological procedures, from colonoscopy and amputation to mastectomy and robotic surgery. At our hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, our experienced surgical oncologists have performed thousands of procedures and will discuss the surgical options available to meet your individual needs.
With training and technical expertise in performing a variety of surgical procedures, the surgical oncologists at CTCA in Philadelphia have years of experience working with cancer patients. Surgical oncologists meet with each patient to understand his or her cancer and recommend appropriate surgical procedures. Together with other members of the care team, the surgical oncologists consult with, educate and empower patients to make informed decisions about their treatment. They also collaborate with other members of the care team, which includes integrative oncology clinicians who strive to help patients reduce and manage side effects. At CTCA, experienced and dedicated cancer experts work together in one location, sharing their knowledge, coordinating treatments and providing comprehensive cancer treatment tailored to you.
Dr. Steven Standiford, Chief of Staff and Chief Medical Officer at our Philadelphia hospital, has 25 years of experience as a surgical oncologist. In addition to his dedicated service to his patients, Dr. Standiford has extensive teaching experience. He has served on the boards of several professional organizations and is also a member of the medical advisory board for The Dr. Oz Show. As a part of Dr. Standiford’s life-long commitment to improving cancer treatment, he has participated in wide-ranging research efforts and has been awarded grants to study breast and colon cancer, as well as breast cancer prevention techniques.