Successful patient outcomes are commonly linked to a surgical oncologist's surgical volume and overall expertise.
This is particularly true for patients with gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies.
“There’s no replacement for volume and experience when it comes to treating GI cancers,” says surgical oncologist Jeffrey Brodsky, MD, with LVPG Surgical Oncology. “While completing hundreds of complex oncologic procedures, I’ve developed advanced expertise with surgical techniques, anatomy and anatomical variants.
Simply stated, this leads to better outcomes.” While some may look to academic centers in urban settings for this vast expertise, at Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute, Brodsky and his colleagues have similar surgical volumes and offer many of the same advanced procedures, allowing patients to be treated closer to home