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Surgical Services & Procedures


Being diagnosed with any type of cancer is frightening. A cancer diagnosis can turn a person's life upside down, as well as the lives of his or her family and loved ones. Serving patients thoughout North County and all San Diego, the surgical oncology care at Surgical Associates of La Jolla believes that, of all of the worries cancer patients must face, the quality of their surgical treatment should not be among them.

Our physicians are deeply committed to providing the highest level of surgical cancer care available while giving patients assurance, hope, and guidance as they work toward recovery and cure.

Types of Cancer Our Surgeons Treat

Our oncology surgical care serves patients by identifying the presence of cancer, diagnosing its specific type and extent, and devising a comprehensive course of treatment. Providing the leading edge in treatments and options, the surgical oncologists at Surgical Associates of La Jolla deal with the full range of cancer types, including:

Pancreatic and Gastric Cancer

While pancreatic and gastric cancers are not among the most common types of cancer, they are among the most challenging to treat. Early detection, however difficult, gives us the best chance to treat the cancer successfully.


Skin cancer is a particular risk for residents of San Diego, as they spend much of their time exposed to the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays. The surgical oncologists at Surgical Associates of La Jolla have the expertise necessary to treat melanoma and provide the optimum chance for cure.

Abdominal Cancers (Treated with HIPEC)

Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy, or HIPEC, is a revolutionary new treatment that can help treat cancers located in the abdominal region. Our surgeons use the unique HIPEC treatment to successfully treat many patients with advanced, complex malignancies.

Thyroid and Parathyroid Disease

Though it is relatively commonplace for nodules to form in the thyroid gland, most are benign. However, when nodules are found to be cancerous, patients have a very high cure rate. Abnormal enlargement and function of the parathyroid glands, when caught early, has a very good chance of being treated successfully. Our skilled surgeons work closely with a wide network of endocrinologists to provide the best care possible.

Breast Cancer

Our physicians are prepared to guide patients through every stage of their fight against breast cancer. The surgeons at our practice provide the leading edge in services, procedures, and support that breast cancer patients need on their journey to recovery and cure. You will have a team of experts working together to provide you the most advanced treatment possible. Surgical care, Oncology care, Radiation care, Reconstruction care are all coordinated in a complete and comprehensive care plan tailored specifically for you.

Colon Cancer

As one of the most common cancers of the GI tract, our surgeons have an exceptional experience with this disease. Ensuring the complete removal of the tumor while minimizing the potential risks of surgery is what we do best. Simple and complex procedures are approached with the same level of dedication, commitment and skill.

Contact Our Surgical Oncologists Today

The surgical oncologists at our practice serve patients from La Jolla, North County, and all of San Diego with advanced cancer diagnosis, staging and treatment. Our team is committed to forging patient-doctor relationships grounded in trust, assurance, and dignity. Contact Surgical Associates of La Jolla today to learn more about what our surgeons can do for you.