Surgical Oncology

Trust the Oncology Care at Del Mar Surgical – Serving North County and All San Diego

Being diagnosed with any type of cancer is frightening. A cancer diagnosis can turn a person’s life upside down, as well as the lives of his or her family and loved ones. The surgical oncology care at Del Mar Surgical, serving North County and all San Diego, believe that, of all of the worries cancer patients must face, the quality of their surgical treatment should not be among them. Our physicians are deeply committed to providing the highest level of oncologic care available and giving patients' assurance, hope, and guidance as they work toward recovery and cure. Our team includes Dr. Bhoyrul, Dr. Farinholt, the medical and radiation oncologists, and access to the tumor board at Scripps Memorial hospital where we offer our patients the consensus opinion of the most experienced physicians at Scripps Memorial Hospital.

An Overview of Oncology

Oncology, in the most general sense, is the branch of medicine that deals with cancer and tumors. Dr. Bhoyrul and Dr. Farinholt are trained and experienced in identifying, diagnosing, and treating cancer at both the earliest stages as well as in its most advanced forms.

Cancer typically develops when normal, healthy cells undergo some sort of genetic mutation. These mutations are usually triggered by carcinogens, or cancer-causing agents, but can, in many cases, be traced to genetics. While cancer is not always life threatening, it is vital that anyone with even a remote suspicion of cancer contact our practice and schedule a consultation with one of our surgical oncologists. If appropriate, referral to one of our genetic specialists may be recommended.

Types of Cancer Our Surgeons Treat

Our surgical oncologists serve our North County and San Diego area patients by identifying the presence of cancer, diagnosing its specific type and extent, and devising a comprehensive course of treatment. At the leading edge in treatments and options, the surgical oncologists at Del Mar Surgical deal with the full range of cancer types, including pancreatic, gastric, and esophageal cancer. Dr. Farinholt also treats patients with breast cancer.

While pancreatic and gastric cancers are not among the most common types of cancer, they are among the most challenging to treat. Early detection, however difficult, gives oncologists the best chance to treat the cancer successfully. Our surgeons also have extensive experience in the treatment of colon cancer, small bowel cancer, adrenal tumors, and esophageal cancer.

Laparoscopic Surgery for Cancer

In many instances it may be appropriate to apply minimally invasive techniques in the surgical treatment of abdominal cancers. Laparoscopic colon resection, laparoscopic resection of some types of esophageal and stomach tumors and laparoscopic removal of the adrenal glands and spleen are good examples of procedures in which Dr. Bhoyrul and his team have substantial experience. Dr. Bhoyrul has performed some of the first laparoscopic removal of esophageal and pancreatic tumors at Scripps.

A Team Approach

The best outcome for cancer patients is possible only when a team of cancer specialists are involved. Dr. Bhoyrul, Dr. Farinholt and the team work closely with the medical oncologists, radiation oncologist, other surgeons, radiologists, and genetic counselors to offer all patients access to the most comprehensive care available. Many of these clinicians meet formally every Thursday to discuss the best possible treatment strategies for all our patients.

Colon Cancer

As one of the most common cancers of the GI tract, our surgeons have an exceptional experience with this disease. Learn more here.

Esophageal Cancer

Dr. Bhoyrul, along with his colleagues in thoracic surgery, is pleased to offer the latest minimally invasive techniques for the surgical treatment of esophageal cancer.

Breast Cancer

Patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer sometimes have a daunting array of choices of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and reconstructive surgery. At Olde Del Mar Surgical, Dr. Farinholt and her team with treat you with the utmost skill, compassion, and offer the combined expertise and consensus opinion of our medical oncologist, plastic surgeons, radiation oncologist and tumor board.

Contact Our Surgical Oncologists Today

The surgical oncologists at our practice serve patients from La Jolla, North County, and all of San Diego with cancer identification, diagnosis, and treatment. Our team is committed to forging patient-doctor relationships grounded in trust, assurance, and dignity. Contact Del Mar Surgical today to learn more about what our oncologists can do for you.

About Olde Del Mar Surgical

Dr. Sunil Bhoyrul and Dr. Gina Farinholt are bariatric surgeons in San Diego, California. Dr. Bhoyrul helps patients from all over Southern California, including San Diego, La Jolla, Chula Vista, Spring Valley, La Mesa, Coronado, Santee and Los Angeles.

The team at Olde Del Mar Surgical has performed many surgical procedures for patients looking for meaningful weight loss surgery, such as Lap-Band, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Plication and Bariatric Revision Surgery.

Dr. Bhoyrul, Dr. Farinholt and their team have helped many patients get their lives and their health back through bariatric surgery in California. Also offering post-operation treatment and patient mentoring, Olde Del Mar Surgical wants to make sure its patients are happy and healthy forever.

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9850 Genesee Ave., Suite 570
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: (858) 457-4917
Fax: (858) 457-3287