Oncological Surgery is the branch of medicine in charge of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of all types of tumors, benign and malignant.
The oncological surgeon is a specialist who evaluates the patient integrally, within a multidisciplinary framework; this means that the specialist involves other specialists during the process, like the oncologist, radiotherapist, pain specialist and psychologist.
In the multidisciplinary management of oncological disease, the oncological surgeon specializes on tumor extraction, if necessary.
Among the most common tumors are: breast, rectum, thyroids, colon.
Specialist in Oncological Surgery and General Surgery, Universidad de Costa Rica.