We found 5 providers with an interest in soft tissue tumor and who accept SutterSelect near Sacramento, CA.

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Dr. Christopher Jerome Wilson, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1201 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 410
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Wilson is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He has a special interest in hand surgery procedures and orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, Dr. Wilson attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy P Mar, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery
2801 K Street; Suite 330
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Mar's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and trauma surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mar's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mar's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Mar attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Prosthetics, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Soyle Lee, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
2800 L Street; #300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. John Lee is a Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In his practice, Dr. Lee focuses on cancer surgery. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Stomach Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael M Aguilar, MD
Specializes in Surgery
79 Scripps Drive; Suite 202
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Michael Aguilar practices surgery in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Aguilar's education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has indicated that his clinical interests include surgical procedures. The average patient rating for Dr. Aguilar is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Aguilar is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Surgical Procedures, Skin Issues, Soft Tissue Problems, Lipoma, Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Masoud Ghalambor, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2801 K Street; Suite 310
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Masoud Ghalambor specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Sacramento, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. He has indicated that his clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ghalambor is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ghalambor is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Prosthetics, Sports Health, Neuromuscular Disorders, Fractures, Osteomyelitis, Soft Tissue Tumor, ... (Read more)

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What are Soft Tissue Tumors?

Soft tissue tumors are abnormal masses that may occur in muscles, fat, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, or nerves anywhere in the body. They generally appear as round or elongated lumps, and can be harmless (benign) or cancerous (malignant). Although most soft tissue masses are benign, any newly discovered lump should be inspected by a doctor. If the mass is suspected to be cancerous, a biopsy may be recommended. This diagnostic procedure collects a tiny sample of tissue from the tumor, which is then examined in a laboratory to determine if any cancer cells are present.

Benign soft tissue masses are typically painless, tend to grow very slowly, and may go away on their own. The most common soft tissue tumor is a lipoma. Lipomas are soft, fatty masses that usually occur just under the skin in the shoulders, neck, belly, back, or limbs. Lipomas and other benign soft tissue tumors do not normally require medical treatment. However, if they are causing pain, they may need to be surgically removed, or excised. The procedure often takes out a very small amount of surrounding healthy tissue in addition to the tumor. Sometimes, medication is injected into the mass to shrink it before the excision is performed.

In contrast to slow-growing benign tumors, malignant ones, known as sarcomas, are more aggressive. Because they grow rapidly and can spread to other parts of the body, they require immediate attention. Surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy are the most widely used treatments for soft tissue sarcoma. The location and extent of your cancer, as well as your overall health, will determine which option or combination of options should be included in your treatment plan.

As with treating benign tumors, soft tissue sarcoma surgery frequently involves removal of the tumor along with some surrounding healthy tissue. However, a larger portion of normal tissue is removed in sarcoma surgery than in benign tumor excision. After the procedure, edges of the excised tissue are examined for cancer cells. If any are detected, there is a strong chance that not all of the cancer has been removed. If this is the case, additional surgery or another form of treatment, like radiation, may be necessary.

Excision is not the only way sarcomas may be treated surgically. Although uncommon, arm or leg tumors can grow so large that an excision would result in chronic pain or a poorly-functioning limb. If this happens, amputation may be the only solution. Recovery from this major operation typically includes physical therapy and getting fitted with a prosthesis (artificial limb), as well as receiving training on proper use of the prosthesis. With adequate physical rehabilitation, a person who has had a leg amputation may be able to walk again using a prosthesis in a few months.

For patients who are not healthy enough to undergo surgery, radiation therapy may be an option. Radiation destroys cancer cells with high-energy rays, like X-rays. While it can be the main component of the treatment plan, it is often used as an added measure to surgical excision if cancer cells are found in the edges of the excised tissue. Radiation may also shrink tumors to make excision easier or relieve symptoms of the disease, especially if it is at an advanced stage.

If malignant cells have spread to other parts of the body, chemotherapy may be a suitable form of treatment. This is because chemotherapy uses powerful anti-cancer drugs that can be given into a vein, so it goes directly into the bloodstream and rapidly reaches all areas of the body. As with radiation, chemotherapy may be the main component of your treatment plan or used as an addition to surgery.

After completing treatment for soft tissue sarcoma, you will need to be monitored regularly for any signs of cancer recurrence. Checkups involve physical exams and diagnostic procedures like X-rays and biopsies. Sarcomas tend to return within three years, and though the risk of recurrence greatly decreases by the fifth year, some patients may receive regular checkups for up to ten years. Others may need an even longer period of monitoring if they were treated for sarcoma that had spread to the lungs or other organs.

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