Washington University endocrine and oncologic surgeons – who all are board certified in general surgery – treat patients with diseases of the breast, including breast cancer; diseases of the endocrine system (the adrenal glands, pancreas, parathyroid, thyroid and other endocrine organs); melanoma; and sarcoma.
Those physicians specializing in breast oncology work as part of a multidisciplinary team at The Breast Health Center in The Center for Advanced Medicine to diagnose and treat women with breast cancer. Physicians within the section also are recognized as leaders in caring for patients with thyroid and parathyroid disease. And they treat disorders of the spleen, gastrointestinal cancers, melanoma and sarcoma.
A number of procedures performed by Washington University endocrine and oncologic surgeons – including those involving the stomach, small and large bowel, and pancreas – are done using minimally invasive techniques.
Cancer patients treated by these surgeons receive care at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The facility is the only cancer center in Missouri and within a 240-mile radius of St. Louis to hold the prestigious Comprehensive Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute and membership in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
Center for Advanced Medicine (Barnes-Jewish Hospital)
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
For appointments for breast surgery or general endocrine and oncologic surgery, please call:
- Appointments: (314) 747-7222
- Toll Free: (866) 895-4875