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Department of Surgery

Chief's Message

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Ramsay Camp, M.D.
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The Division of Surgical Oncology at Baylor College of Medicine’s mission is to continue the long-standing tradition of combining innovative strategies with patient-centered approaches to improve cancer care. Our expert faculty members treat patients with the entire spectrum of malignancies, concentrating in particular on breast, endocrine, gastrointestinal, melanoma and sarcoma cancers. We now have sixteen faculty in the division serving patients at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center and two public hospitals—Ben Taub Hospital and the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Our division combines the expertise of fellowship-trained surgeons with advanced technologies to treat benign and malignant tumors. 

We work closely with our colleagues in radiation oncology, medical oncology, pathology, radiology, nursing and other cancer services to develop a multi-disciplinary approach for all patients at the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of only 48 NCI comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. As an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, our patients are provided with access to the most state-of -the-art clinical trials including precision medicine and immunotherapies. We offer a variety of minimally invasive approaches including laparoscopic and robotic surgeries  resulting in improved clinical outcomes and a faster recovery for patients. Our goal is to deliver outstanding clinical care across the spectrum of surgical oncology and to conduct leading edge research in cancer detection, treatment, and prevention. 

Our division is also committed to educating the next generation of surgeons and clinicians. We are proud to be part of one of the top General Surgery Residency programs in the country, giving trainees a broad exposure to clinical opportunities during their rotations with our Baylor faculty as well as other institutions such as Texas Children's Hospital, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Penrose-St. Francis Hospital in Colorado. Residents and students receive extensive clinical and technical experience in all aspects of surgical oncology, as well as exposure to basic scientific research in each disease and participate in the latest clinical trials.

We recognize that a cancer diagnosis is one of the most difficult, stressful times for our patients. Everything we do from the clinic to the bench is aimed at making this challenging time better for each individual cancer patient.

E. Ramsay Camp, M.D.
Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine