LAU Medical Center - Rizk Hospital

Surgical Oncology

The Division of Surgical Oncology was established to provide the most comprehensive and state-of-art management for cancer patients and deliver the most advanced treatments using multidisciplinary approaches. The primary goal of physician’s at the Division of Surgical Oncology is to provide patients with utmost compassion and genuine care. The Division of Surgical Oncology has a close working relationship with other divisions and departments at LAUMC-RH to offer advanced management and care.

The optimal management of patients with cancer requires a multi-disciplinary team approach. The division of Surgical Oncology works closely with colleagues from the medical oncology and radiation oncology departments. Our surgeons collaborate with other services such as Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Operative Endoscopy, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Interventional Radiology and Pathology as well as Thoracic Surgery, OBGYN, Plastic Surgery, Urology and ENT and other disciplines.

We collaborate as well, with other health care providers to assure for our cancer patients a healthy and well balanced diet, a physical training program and a psychological support, when needed, as part of comprehensive cancer management. We conduct a weekly multidisciplinary meeting to review details of our patients’ disease and to come up with a tailored surgical or medical therapeutic plan.

Surgical Oncology physicians are American/European Board certified in General Surgery with additional training in Surgical Oncology. Physicians are active members of International Society (Surgical Oncology, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery, Minimally Invasive (Laparoscopic & Robotic) and Transplantation Surgery).

The Surgical Oncology team treat all Cancers of the Gastrointestinal Tract. It includes expertise in performing both Open and Minimally Invasive Surgical Treatment of a variety of Gastrointestinal Cancers, Including:

- Cancers of the Esophagus and Stomach

- Cancers of the colon, rectum and peritoneal surfaces

- Cancers of the liver and bile ducts

- Pancreatic cancers and cystic neoplasms

- Neuroendocrine cancers Breast Cancers

- Melanoma & High Risk Skin Cancers Endocrine Tumors (Thyroid & Adrenal Gland)

- Debulking for Gynecologic Malignancies

The Surgical Oncology Team utilize advanced minimally invasive Laparoscopic and Robotic surgery techniques to perform safe and precise procedures. This can allow for the following:

- Smaller incisions

- Faster recovery time

- Less pain and scarring

- Shorter hospital stays

- Less blood loss and fewer transfusions

- Quicker return to normal activities

Head of Surgical Oncology Division

Dr. Abdallah Slim

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