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Dr. Lori Wilson, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Attending General Surgeon and Surgical Oncologist
Howard University College of Medicine
Howard University Hospital
Dr. Lori Wilson, FACS, is a surgical oncologist whose expertise includes the treatment of endocrine tumors (thyroid and parathyroid), breast, soft tissue, gastrointestinal and cutaneous neoplasms (detailed below).
Dr. Wilson’s array of cancer surgeries include:
- Thyroidectomy - an operation involving the surgical removal of the thyroid gland, due to cancer or another thyroid gland condition;
- Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy - the focused surgical removal of a single abnormal parathyroid gland especially when they produce excessive parathyroid hormone;
- Breast Conserving Surgery - a surgery that removes the cancer and leaves the breast intact;
- Skin-sparing Mastectomy - a surgical procedure that preserves all of the breast skin except the nipple and areolar making reconstruction easier and more aesthetic;
- Resection of Soft Tissue Tumors - the surgical removal of a soft tissue mass;
- Colon Resections - the surgical removal of part or all of the colon;
- Wide Excision of cutaneous neoplasms - a surgical procedure that necessitates a wide margin removal of skin surrounding the cancer affected area, in the process of removing the cancer itself; • Axillary Staging by Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy - a technique that is used to determine the staging of a cancer by identifying the affected lymph nodes;
- Lymph Node Dissections - also known as lymphadenectomy, is an operation wherein the lymph nodes are removed and examined to determine if they contain cancerous cells; and,
- Insertion of Single and Dual Lumen ports - a small medical device that is surgically implanted under the skin providing reliable venous access. The dual-lumen port allows simultaneous infusion of medications and fluids.