Which Colon Cancer Patients Do Doctors Follow After Surgery?

Follow-ups after colon cancer surgery.

115052882Every cancer is different and so the treatments for these diseases need to be unique, as well. Doctors strive to use a multi-disciplinary approach to treating cancer. They want to have many different people looking at each cancer so every patient has the best care during their treatment. Dr. Mark Gimbel talks about which patients he follows after colon cancer surgery in this video.

To learn more about what to expect after colon cancer surgery watch “What Are the Goals of Colon Cancer Treatment?” with Dr. Tomislav Dragovic.

Video Transcripts

Mark Gimbel, MD: When I have a patient that is a stage II or stage III colon cancer patient, I typically will follow those patients. It depends on how we are treating them in the multidisciplinary setting. If my medical oncologist chooses not to follow those patients then I will follow them much more closely. If they do decide to treat then typically, the medical oncologist will follow those patients for a defined period of time. We will then send them back to the gastroenterologist for further scopes in the future and then I will see them back with further screening tests.

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Mark Gimbel
Dr.Gimbel graduated from the University of Maryland, and then had an internship at the University of Florida, Jacksonville and residencies at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He spent two years doing a surgical residency fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York and completed a surgical oncology fellowship at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla.

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