Surgical & Other Services

Surgical Oncology and Other Services


Our committed team of experts from AJH and BIDMC work together to diagnose and direct the treatment of all types of cancers. Community-based cancer services are offered on the AJH campus and when needed, advanced treatment options and specialists at BIDMC in Boston.

Surgical oncology, including minimally invasive surgical techniques

Anna Jaques Cancer Center offers surgical treatment options and minimally invasive procedures for treating a variety of cancers. Our highly skilled surgical oncologists use new high definition (HD) cameras and minimally invasive surgery in the operating room to improve outcomes for patients. Minimally invasive surgery benefits patients by offering less scarring, less pain, a shorter hospital stay, less injury to tissue and a higher accuracy rate of eradicating the cancer. Our affiliation with BIDMC also means seamless access to more advanced surgical treatment in Boston, when appropriate.

Genetic testing and counseling

The Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program at BIDMC provides genetic counseling and genetic testing to individuals at an increased risk for hereditary cancer syndromes. We work with Anna Jaques Cancer Center patients and their families to develop cancer screening and prevention strategies tailored to their individual cancer risks. Our services include:

  • Hereditary cancer risk assessment
  • Genetic testing
  • Long-term risk management

If you are a new patient with our program click here.


Breast reconstruction

Reconstruction of a breast that has been removed due to cancer or other disease is one of the most rewarding surgical procedures available today. New medical techniques and devices have made it possible for surgeons to create a breast that can come close in form and appearance to matching a natural breast. Frequently, reconstruction is possible immediately following breast removal (mastectomy), so the patient wakes up with a breast mound already in place, having been spared the experience of seeing herself with no breast at all.

Ask your surgeon about your options for breast reconstruction before surgery, so you can better prepare for a mastectomy with a more positive outlook for the future.