Cancer Surgery

We understand the complexities and issues that come from dealing with a cancer diagnosis. We are here to guide you through the decision-making process, your surgical procedure, recovery, and the post-operative cancer follow-up process.

Lincoln Surgical offers state-of-the-art surgical care in diagnosing, staging, and treating multiple types of cancers.

At Lincoln Surgical, we treat all stages of cancer using a multidisciplinary approach following standardized national guidelines.

Working alongside medical and radiation oncologists, we offer the same state-of-the-art surgical treatments available in St. Louis.

Most common surgically treated cancers we see

At Lincoln Surgical I’m surrounded by a group of women and men who are absolutely tremendous. Not just as surgeons, but as people. —Dr. Aach

We performed

500

cancer surgeries in 2015.

Cancer usually requires surgery for treatment, and chemotherapy and radiation are often additionally indicated. Not every cancer requires all three of these treatment modalities, and we work closely with your radiation and medical oncologist to determine your best course of treatment.

Preventive Surgery

We sometimes perform preventive surgery to remove tissue from the body that has the potential to become cancerous. Examples include colectomy for pre-cancerous colon polyps and removal of women's breasts who are at higher risk of developing breast cancer.

Diagnostic and Staging Surgery

To diagnose cancer, a biopsy must be performed to remove a piece of tissue for further examination under a microscope by a pathologist. Lincoln Surgical performs a number of biopsy procedures using different methods depending your particular situation.

Types of biopsies

Curative Surgery

If the cancer is contained in one area of the body and hasn't spread, surgically removing all the cancer at once may be a curative procedure. 

Debulking Surgery

Debulking surgery is performed when the entire tumor cannot be completely removed because of involvement of other organs. In some cases, our surgeons will take out as much as we can without hurting the surrounding organs, allowing chemotherapy and radiation therapy to work more effectively.