Oncologic Surgery

University Surgical Associates, located in Chattanooga, TN specializes in the surgical treatment of:

  • Breast cancer
  • Melanoma and other skin cancers
  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Esophageal and stomach cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Kidney cancer

Our cancer surgeons are highly experienced, compassionate, and dedicated to helping you receive prompt treatment. We offer a variety of oncologic surgery options. Call or contact us online to learn more.

Surgical Oncologist FAQs

Surgical oncology is the branch of surgery which focuses on the surgical management of malignant neoplasms, or cancer. While many general surgeons are actively involved in treating patients with malignant neoplasms, the designation of “surgical oncologist” is generally reserved for those surgeons who have completed one of the approved surgical oncology fellowship programs. Most often, surgical oncologist refers to a general surgical oncologist (cf. General Surgery), but thoracic surgical oncologists, gynecologic oncologists and so forth can all be considered surgeons who specialize in treating cancer patients.


University Surgical Associates is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and our oncology surgeons can meet with patients in the following nearby USA locations. Learn more about our surgical oncologists near you by contacting us today.

USA physicians providing oncology services have completed surgical oncology fellowships and training in general surgery. Our local surgical oncologists participate in the administration of cancer programs at various hospitals in Chattanooga, and actively participate in multi-disciplinary programs in cancer care within the community.

In addition to performing indicated surgical procedures, our surgical oncologists also review tests with radiologists and pathologists to better coordinate the care of each individual patient.

Our surgical oncologists in Chattanooga, TN specialize in:

  • Breast cancer
  • Melanoma and other skin cancers
  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Esophageal and stomach cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Kidney cancer

Schedule an Appointment

Monday – Friday

8:30am – 4:30pm

Breast Cancer Surgery

University Surgical Associates is here to help wherever you are in your breast cancer journey. We assist patients that have just received news of a mass from their latest mammogram who need a biopsy, as well as patients that already have a diagnosis. We offer the following breast cancer surgeries:

  • Mastectomies
    • Bilateral
    • Radical
    • Modified radical
    • Prophylactic
  • Lumpectomies

Learn more about our breast services and what to expect with your visit, or ask your provider who ordered your scan for a referral to University Surgical Associates when you are ready to make an appointment.

Skin Cancer Surgery

The skin cancer surgeons at University Surgical Associates are highly experienced in successfully removing various types of skin cancers from patients of all ages. We can remove skin cancer from all parts of the body, and specialize in these types of surgeries:

  • Melanoma surgery, including wide excision melanoma surgery
  • Basal cell carcinoma surgery
  • Squamous cell carcinoma surgery
  • Other cancerous mole removals

To ensure you are seen as soon as possible, ask your provider to send a referral to University Surgical Associates, and then you may call 423-267-0466 or connect with us online to schedule an appointment.

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Colon & Rectal Cancer Surgery

The colorectal surgeons at University Surgical Associates offer screening services, including colonoscopies, as well as a variety of other colorectal surgeries. When treating colon and rectal cancers, our surgeons may manage a patient’s condition with minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques to improve recovery. Our colorectal cancer surgery options include:

  • Open colorectal surgery
  • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery
  • Robotic colorectal surgery

Ask your provider to send a referral to University Surgical Associates, and then contact us to make an appointment.

Request an Appointment with a Surgical Oncologist

If you’re ready to meet with a surgical oncologist, call us today at (423) 267-0466 or request an appointment using the form below.

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