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Advanced Surgical Capabilities
Surgeries and procedures are performed at both Stamford Hospital and the Tully Health Center.
Meet Our Director Of Surgical Oncology
Dr. Antonio I. Picon is a surgical oncologist that specializes in the treatment of complex general surgery cases and surgery of benign and malignant tumors. He is an expert in the management of complex general surgery cases and benign and malignant tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. He works with a multidisciplinary team dedicated to providing patients with the highest level of care.
In addition to his surgical oncology experience, Dr. Picon brings a wealth of experience to the area of minimally invasive and robotic surgery as well as complex general surgery procedures. He has been actively involved in the training of general surgery residents and fellows throughout his career.
If your treatment plan requires surgery, our board-certified physicians and medical teams will work with you and your care partner each step of the way to make sure you feel confident with your care plan.
Surgical Oncology FAQs
How do you know if surgery is the right treatment option, and what factors are considered in the decision-making process?Determining if surgery is the right treatment option involves a comprehensive evaluation. Factors such as the type and stage of cancer, along with individual health considerations, play a crucial role in the decision-making process. Our experienced team of surgical oncologists at Stamford Health conducts thorough assessments to create a personalized treatment plan.
What should you expect during the preoperative assessment and preparation for cancer surgery at Stamford Health?The preoperative process at Stamford Health involves detailed consultations, diagnostic tests, and necessary preparations to ensure a smooth and well-planned surgery. Our team will guide you through each step, addressing any concerns and providing the support you need during this important phase of your cancer treatment journey.
Is minimally invasive or robotic-assisted surgery an option for cancer treatment at Stamford Health?Yes, at Stamford Health, we offer advanced surgical techniques, including minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery, for certain cancer cases. These approaches can result in smaller incisions, reduced pain, and faster recovery times. Our surgical oncologists will discuss the potential benefits and suitability of these techniques based on your specific diagnosis.
How long is the recovery period after cancer surgery, and what postoperative support is available at Stamford Health?The recovery period after cancer surgery varies based on the type and extent of the procedure. Our team will provide you with information on the expected timeline for recovery. Stamford Health is committed to supporting your postoperative journey, offering services and resources to optimize your recovery and enhance your overall well-being.
Can Stamford Health assist with coordination of care if additional treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation, are needed after surgery?Absolutely. We take a comprehensive approach to cancer care, ensuring a seamless transition between surgery and any additional treatments you may need, such as chemotherapy or radiation. Our dedicated care team will coordinate all aspects of your treatment plan, providing integrated and personalized care throughout your cancer journey.
Can family members be present during consultations or preoperative assessments for cancer surgery at Stamford Health?We understand the importance of a strong support system. Depending on the situation and policies, family members or care partners may be allowed to attend consultations or preoperative assessments. We encourage you to check with our staff for specific guidelines, as we strive to accommodate the needs and preferences of our patients and their loved ones. Your comfort and support are our priorities.