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Division of Surgical Oncology

We understand that one approach to cancer care does not fit every patient. That’s why our team of specialists works closely with you, the referring physician, to create a treatment plan that considers your patient's needs and encompasses our wide range of state-of-the-art cancer treatment options.
Abishnek Chatterjee, MD, MBA, Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery; Breast Surgical Oncologist; Plastic Surgeon; Breast Surgeon; Oncoplastic Specialist; washing up for surgery.
Surgical Oncology

At Tufts Medical Center’s Surgical Oncology Division, we collaborate with physicians and Tufts Cancer Center staff to provide patients who need surgery for cancer with a customized treatment plan. Our surgeons have the level of skill and experience to make the division a top choice for cancer patients throughout New England. Several of our world-class clinical services include:

  • Breast Health - Our surgeons work closely with plastic surgeons to offer patients treatment options including oncoplastic surgery and tissue and implant reconstruction. The Breast Health Center is the longest-standing multidisciplinary breast center in New England.
  • Colon and Rectal Cancer - Our colorectal surgeons provide screening and treatment for colon, rectal and anal cancers, ranging from early-stage to late-stage cancers.
  • Head and Neck Cancer - Our exceptional head and neck cancer team provides diagnoses and evaluations for patients with head and neck malignancies. They also offer leading-edge cancer treatments, including surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and an individualized combination of therapies.
  • Liver Tumors - Our unique multidisciplinary Liver Tumor Clinic provides care for patients with tumors originating in or metastasizing to the liver. 
  • Lung Tumors - Our Lung Tumor Evaluation Center offers careful evaluation of lung nodules and minimally invasive surgery for lung, esophageal and pleural diseases, leading to a quicker recovery and less pain with surgery.
  • Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program - This program is one of just a few Centers of Excellence in the United States offering HIPEC - a combined surgical and heated intra-operative chemotherapy treatment for both primary and metastatic cancers in the abdominal cavity.

We also believe that advanced treatment for cancer means little if a human touch doesn’t accompany it. We offer these services in a warm, supportive environment that puts patients first.

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Our leadership

Our leadership team gives us the guidance and support we need to ensure that the clinical, research and training goals of the department are met.

Anasuya Gunturi MD, PhD talks with patient at Lowell General Hospital's Women's Wellness Center clinic appointment.
Our locations

From regular office visits to inpatient stays, our specialists across Tufts Medicine offer the best in healthcare, when and where our patients need it.

Abishnek Chatterjee, MD, MBA (Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery; Breast Surgical Oncologist; Plastic Surgeon; Breast Surgeon; Oncoplastic Specialist) putting on mask and dressing for surgery.
Our doctors + care team

Our specialists and care team members across Tufts Medicine deliver unmatched healthcare with a personalized touch.

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