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Adam Riker, MD, FACS

Professor and Chief, Section of Surgical Oncology

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Caroline Smith, PA-C

Breast Surgery

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY

Welcome to our Section of Surgical Oncology, within the Department of Surgery at LSU Health-New Orleans, School of Medicine. We are pleased to provide you and your family with the most comprehensive, compassionate and state-of-the art care for those with cancer. Our goal is to make this life changing event something approachable and able for you to understand the complex road that lies ahead.

We will do this through open, clear and understandable discussions related to your cancer. This discussion with your surgical oncologist is central to your treatment plan, with mutual decision-making and a true understanding of your choices in terms of the various treatment options available to you. Your surgical oncologist will listen to you, discuss the best approach to your cancer (often it may not be a surgery up-front) and help guide you in making the best decision for your case.

All of the members of your care team meet regularly in order to discuss your case and the best, most comprehensive approach based upon National treatment guidelines. This is termed multidisciplinary cancer care, and we practice this on weekly basis, just as they do at the top 20 cancer centers around the nation.

Ultimately, it about us working as a team, in order to insure that we treat your cancer so that you live a long and happy life that is free of your cancer. We will provide you with all of the necessary treatment options, discussed as a team and what is considered state-of-the-art therapy. Our fellowship-trained surgical oncologists and cancer care team are here for you, for the entire journey. We specialize in the following:

 

Specialists:

Guy R Orangio, MD, FACS

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
  • Colon, Rectal and Anal Cancer and Other Benign Diseases

 

J. Philip Boudreaux, MD, FACS

  • Professor of Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine and Pancreatic Cancer

 

 

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