Jorge L. Rincon, MD, FACS
General Surgeon located in San Antonio, TX
When you schedule a surgery, you want to be sure you get the best and most skilled care possible. Board-certified surgeon, Dr. Jorge Rincon, offers professionalism, compassion, and expertise in many forms of general surgery. If you live in San Antonio or the surrounding areas and need surgery, call the office of Rincon Surgery, or book an online consultation to meet with Dr. Rincon and learn how he can help you.
General Surgery Q & A
What types of surgeries are included in general surgery?
Dr. Rincon is qualified to perform any number of complex, advanced surgical procedures, including laparoscopic procedures. He specializes in bariatric surgery but is also skilled in gallbladder removal, hernia repair, thyroid surgery, and various types of cancer surgery, including breast, esophageal, liver, and pancreatic.
Dr. Rincon meets directly with each patient to discuss their condition and surgical options. He takes pride in educating patients and in maintaining a professional demeanor while treating patients with warmth and compassion.
How does surgery treat cancer?
When you’ve developed cancer, cells that make up your tissues and organs are abnormally growing and dividing. Under normal circumstances, cells reproduce in an orderly fashion to replace old cells, maintain tissue health, and repair injuries.
When the natural growth process becomes disrupted, cells divide too much and too fast, forming a cellular mass, or tumor.
When the tumor is confined to a few cell layers and doesn’t invade surrounding tissues or organs, it’s diagnosed as benign. By contrast, if the tumor spreads to surrounding tissues or organs, it’s considered malignant, or cancerous.
Dr. Rincon performs surgery to remove cancerous tumors and the immediate surrounding tissue that’s been affected.
What surgery is used to treat breast cancer?
Dr. Rincon understands that early detection of breast cancer is key to successful treatment.
Most women with breast cancer have some type of surgery. Operations for local treatment include breast conservation surgery, mastectomy, and axillary (armpit) lymph node sampling and removal. Women may also decide to have breast reconstruction surgery. The reconstruction may occur at the same time as the tumor removal or at a later point.
Who is a candidate for esophageal surgery?
Esophageal surgery addresses cancer of the esophagus, in which a malignant tumor grows in the lining of the esophagus -- the tube that carries food from the mouth down into the stomach. Dr. Rincon helps treat esophageal cancer by surgically removing cancerous tissues.
If you would like to know more about Dr. Rincon’s surgical expertise and how he can help your condition, call the office of Rincon Surgery or book a consultation online.