GI Oncology

Gastrointestinal cancers account for one of the most common cancer diagnoses in the U.S. The evaluation and treatment are complex and the disease has a major impact on quality of life. 

Because of this need, we offer patients a multidisciplinary personalized approach to the management of their disease, including access to clinical trials and minimally invasive multimodality perioperative techniques and enhanced recovery to reduce the impact on quality of life. 

The multidisciplinary Gastrointestinal Clinic at Holy Cross provides timely comprehensive patient-centered care from our experts in various specialties, all in one facility, accredited by the  American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and the American Society of Clinical Oncology Quality Oncology Practice Initiative.

We designed this clinic to improve patient outcomes and experience, as well as the experience of their families and caregivers, because we understand how challenging it is to coordinate all the resources needed to treat such a variegated disease. 

We collaborate with medical oncology, complex general surgical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, pathology, interventional radiology, physical therapy and rehabilitation, nutrition and genetic counseling, social work, palliative care and pastoral services. 

We actively conduct research to provide access to the latest treatments for patients. We have produced multiple national and international presentations and publications. The collaboration with the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center - Harvard Medical School's oldest and largest teaching hospital - provides opportunities for real-time second opinions and access to clinical trials for patients, especially complex cases with advanced disease for which the treatment options are rapidly changing.  

Being your trusted health partner for life means giving GI oncology patients multidisciplinary multimodality treatment with access to second opinions and clinical trials in affiliation within the same community where our patients and their families live. 

For more information or to make an appointment with our GI Cancer Clinic, call 954-267-7700.

 

Meet Your Lead GI Oncology Team Members

Director 


Michel Velez, MD 

Members 
Hematologists / Oncologists 


Leonard Siegel, MD, FACP
 


Georges Azzi, MD 

Radiation Oncologists 

Lav Goyal, MD, MBA 

 


Vivek Patel, MD