Dr. Marcus helps patients who have been diagnosed with cancer from West Los Angeles and Marina del Rey with the best outcome in mind. His goal is to get you back to your everyday life and minimize trauma.
Cancer occurs when cells inside the body stop growing and dividing normally. Those “angry” cells don’t die off at a safe rate and form tumors which can be malignant or cancerous.
Dr. Marcus performs surgery on colon and breast cancer patients.
Surgical oncology diagnoses and treats cancer through surgical procedures. A patient’s candidacy for surgery is determined by factors like type, size, location, grade and stage of the tumor as well as his or her overall health, age, and fitness. Before surgery can be ordered, diagnostic and staging studies will be completed to confirm if the cancer is removable. The goal of the surgeon is to remove the cancerous tissue as thoroughly as possible. If some forms of cancer are caught in early enough stages, surgical removal can be sufficient to remove all of the cancerous tissue.
Surgery is the primary treatment for localized breast cancer tumors, with possible chemotherapy, radiation therapy or adjuvant hormonal therapy with tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor. Some of the common surgical treatments include:
Surgery is often performed with the expectation of follow-up chemotherapy or radiation treatments. In some situations, a surgery may be performed to allow additional treatments to be conducted for example, a surgeon may place a central line into a patient's chest to make chemotherapy sessions easier. Or surgery may allow for a radiofrequency ablation which burns out abnormal cells from the top layer of an organ or for cryotherapy, where abnormal cells are frozen and removed.
“I never expected my recovery from hernia surgery to be so smooth....all of my friends and family were amazed to see my quick recovery. Thank you Dr. Marcus!”
“Dr. Marcus is a terrific surgeon, my surgery was less than one week ago...I had very little discomfort & minimal swelling after. I don’t even have a scar, it’s AMAZING!"
"Dr. Marcus is an outstanding surgeon who really cares about his patients."
"Amazing result and a great doc with a great bed side manner. I highly recommend Dr. Marcus."
"His office staff was very helpful and kept in contact with me throughout both post-operative sessions. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to my family or friends."