Surgical Oncology

To learn more about surgical oncology or to request a referral, please reach out to our team at the number below.

CALL 203.276.2410

Our Compassionate, Comprehensive Approach

If your doctor has referred you to a surgical oncologist as part of your treatment, our team is ready to answer every question and address every concern that you have. We will work together with you and your medical team to develop a personalized plan for your specific disease.

Our Carl & Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center offers an evidence-based, team approach, to your cancer care.

Stamford Health’s nurse navigators work as part of a multidisciplinary oncology team to provide support to patients through their cancer treatment and into survivorship. They answer questions, coordinate appointments and services, and offer referrals to additional resources, if needed.

Our team participates in weekly tumor board conferences to review and assess individual cases.

The Surgical Oncology Department works with Stamford Health’s Department of Clinical Trials & Research to identify clinical trials that can lead to new treatment opportunities and a better quality of life.

Take A Look Inside Our Facilities

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.


Surgical Departments

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.

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Our physicians have extensive experience in a wide range of procedures and surgeries, including lumpectomy, mastectomy, lymphedema surgery, and reconstruction surgery.
The cardiac surgery team has decades of heart surgery experience and expertise in all procedures, including minimally invasive and open surgeries.
Our board-certified surgeons have extensive knowledge and experience in surgeries that focus on the treatment of diseases and conditions affecting the intestinal tract, rectum, anus, and peri-anal areas.
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General surgery encompasses a broad group of surgical specialties, including breast, colorectal, and hepatobiliary.
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For treatment relating to ovarian, cervical, or endometrial cancer, our surgeons work with you and your medical team to discuss the best options for you and your lifestyle.
Stamford Health’s board-certified neurosurgeons provide advanced technologies for brain and spine conditions, including craniotomy for brain tumors.
Our expert surgeons perform procedures to treat diseases affecting the lungs and esophagus. Whenever possible, we will use minimally invasive procedures to reduce blood loss and reduce recovery time.
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Our medical team has advanced training to treat a variety of urologic conditions including cancers of the bladder, kidney, prostate, and testicles.
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Our board-certified surgeons perform in our hybrid operating room so that an interdisciplinary team of specialists can provide diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for an improved patient outcome.

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.

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