Multidisciplinary Care from a Team of GI Cancer Experts in Augusta, GA

Gastrointestinal cancer refers to cancer that affects the GI tract and digestive system. At the Georgia Cancer Center, patients benefit from the experience and expertise of an entire team of cancer specialists. With a dedicated team of gastrointestinal cancer specialists, our multidisciplinary approach includes a range of clinical specialization:

  • Colorectal surgeons
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Medical oncologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Psychosocial oncologists
  • Interventional radiologists
  • Social services
  • Nutrition

All members of our team work together to deliver a full range of screening options, genetic testing and advanced surgical solutions, including minimally invasive laparoscopic interventions. This surgical approach has demonstrated improved outcomes including decreased pain, smaller incisions and faster recovery.

Comprehensive Gastrointestinal Cancer Care

The Georgia Cancer Center's multidisciplinary team of gastrointestinal, liver and pancreatic cancer specialists care for patients who have been diagnosed with:

  • Esophageal cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Small intestine cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Rectal and anal cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Gall bladder cancer

Benefits of Care at The Georgia Cancer Center

As an academic medical center,the Georgia Cancer Center offers state-of-the-art clinical trials, with new treatments not available anywhere else in the region. Some of the more innovative aspects of our care includes advanced surgical options that decrease complications. In addition, the Georgia Cancer Center has Nurse Navigators, specially trained for specific types of cancer, and supportive services to assist with every phase of care.

Supportive Care for Cancer Patients at The Georgia Cancer Center

We understand that any aspect of cancer care – from hearing a concern to diagnosis through treatment and survivorship, our team of supportive care specialists are here to help. We understand that cancer disrupts life and the anxiety of uncertainty can be overwhelming. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team for any questions or concerns – even something like just what to expect with your care.

Contact Us for More Information about Gastrointestinal Cancer

If you have questions or concerns about your gastrointestinal cancer diagnosis or treatment options, please call our Nurse Navigator

GI/Liver/Pancreatic Nurse Navigator

Kimberly Luckey, RN
P. 706-721-1492
C. 706-513-9891
F. 706-721-8776
kluckey@augusta.edu

For those interested in a self-referral, physician referral or second opinion of a diagnosis or treatment plan, our Nurse Navigator can also help speed referrals and access to our specialty care.

 

Gastrointestinal Cancer Symptoms

If you are experiencing any of the below symptoms, we recommend visiting a cancer care specialist as soon as possible to rule out gastrointestinal cancer:

  • Blood in stool
  • Abdominal pain or discomfort
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Changes in bowel pattern
  • Jaundice
 

Call us to make an appointment 706-721-6744

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