Lake Charles Memorial: Surgical Oncology Department

What Is Surgical Oncology?

Oncology is the branch of medical studies dedicated to the study, diagnosis, treatment, and eradication of tumors and malignant neoplasms. Simply put, oncology is the study of cancer. Oncologists are doctors who study and practice oncology.

Surgical oncology, therefore, is the surgical removal of tumors. Surgery is one approach to cancer treatment. Other treatment methods include chemotherapy medications, which may be applied orally or using injections, as well as radiation therapy, which utilizes focused beams of radiation to destroy cancer growths.

Advanced Cancer Center Serving Southwest Louisiana

The Cancer Center at Lake Charles Memorial Health System is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) and a recipient of the Commission's prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award in 2013. Our center is dedicated to serving our community with passion and excellence. This perspective defines our team of dedicated surgeons, oncologists, nurses, technicians, and hematologists.

Lake Charles Memorial Utilizes State of the Art Technology

Some of the technology used by our professional team at Lake Charles Memorial include:

  • Trilogy linear accelerator
  • Smart Arc technology
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Brachytherapy

We are proud to offer a variety of services for patients at our Cancer Center, including:

  • Prevention
  • Early detection
  • Diagnostic treatment
  • Surgical oncology
  • Radiation therapy
  • Research
  • Pain management
  • Therapy / rehabilitation
  • Patient navigator
  • Nutrition support
  • Discharge plans
  • Counseling
  • Pastoral staff
  • Home support services

Contact Our Lake Charles Hospital for More Information

Our Lake Charles hospital serves clients throughout the Calcasieu Parish, including Sulphur, Prien, Starks, Mossville, Hayes, DeQuincy, and Vinton. Our goal is to provide advanced and effective treatments while providing care for each patient that pays regard to every aspect of his or her wellbeing.

Learn more about the advanced care services provided at our facility when you contact Lake Charles Memorial today. Our staff is here to serve you.