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Choosing the right surgical oncologist – a surgeon who has completed specialized training in both surgery and oncology – is vitally important. Nearly all cancer patients require at least one surgical procedure, whether for a biopsy, to remove a tumor, or something more complicated. According to the American Cancer Society, surgery offers the best chance of a cure for cancer that hasn't spread. In the medical world it's widely recognized that the more experience a surgeon has doing a particular type of surgery, the better the odds of a positive outcome.
At the Edward Cancer Center, we’re pleased to have on staff a renowned, fellowship-trained surgical oncologist, George I. Salti, MD, co-medical director of Edward Cancer Center.
As the leader of our surgical oncology program, Dr. Salti brings decades of experience in performing the most complicated kinds of cancer surgeries, including soft tissue cancers (sarcomas) along with cancers of the breast, colon, liver, pancreas and abdominal cavity, including the appendix.
Dr. Salti is among the country’s most experienced surgical oncologists in hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). HIPEC is an innovative cancer surgery procedure that combines tumor removal with the application of heated chemotherapy drugs. HIPEC is used for the treatment of advanced colon cancer or other cancers that have affected the abdominal (peritoneal) cavity. Not only can HIPEC improve quality of life for patients with these advanced cancers, it can also help them live longer and more comfortably.
Why Choose Edward for Your Cancer Surgery?
Edward is one of the most preferred cancer treatment centers in Illinois and the Chicago area. We offer the full range of diagnostic testing, aggressive treatment, clinical trials and supportive care for all of the most common cancers, including cancers of the breast, colon, liver, pancreas and appendix, in addition to soft tissue cancers (sarcomas).
At Edward, we’re known for providing warm, personal treatment while also using the newest, most innovative technology. Our approach to surgical oncology emphasizes teamwork and interdisciplinary care. We’re focused on making the cancer treatment journey as comfortable as it can be.
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Excellence in Surgical Oncology – What Sets Edward Apart:
- Comprehensive, coordinated care that is expedited so you won’t have to wait weeks for a diagnosis and treatment
- Advanced technology to minimize side effects and maximize your quality of life, through treatment and beyond as you return to normal activities
- Individualized care with nurse navigators providing personalized support, guidance and help in coordinating a treatment plan that’s best for you
- The most active cancer research program in DuPage County – offering the same quality of research found at university hospitals. Our patient enrollment is double the national average in oncology clinical trials.