New for 2016

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield

We are pleased to announce that starting January 15, 2016, Dr. McCain will be In-Network with most Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield plans.

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Donald A McCain M.D. Ph.D, F.A.C.S.

Donald A McCain M.D. Ph.D Is the Chief of Surgical Oncology (Dept. of Surgery) and Vice Chairman of the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery- UMDNJ, and is a board certified surgical oncologist whose major interests are melanoma, gastric cancer, colorectal cancer, hepatobiliary cancer, sarcomas and micromatasteses.

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Treatments

Each patient is evaluated using a multidisciplinary approach and a team of cancer experts. Minimally invasive surgical techniques are used to decrease post-operative pain and speed up recovery.
– Breast Tumors: Lumpectomy and mastectomy
– Melanoma: Primary melanoma excision
– Liver Tumors: Primary and metastatic tumors
– Upper Gastrointestinal Tract: Distal esophageal
– Pancreatic Tumors: Small tumors
– Colorectal Tumors: Open and robotic resections
– Sarcomas: extensive experience in the resection

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Publications & More

Clinical Workshop through Video, Radiofrequency Ablation of Solid Tumors, IMRT for Breast Cancer, Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping in Breast Cancer and Melanoma, Effects of Modifications of the Retinal B-ionone Ring on Archaebacterial Sensory Rhodopsin, Protein Interactions in Bacteriorhodopsin and Bacterial Sensory Rhodopsin.
BOOKS, MONOGRAPHS AND CHAPTERS – ABSTRACTS – REVIEWS – TELEVISION APPEARANCES – MAJOR RESEARCH INTERESTS

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Robotic Surgical Oncology

Robotically-Assisted Surgery for GI Malignancies.
Utilizing the da Vinci robotic surgical technique with 3D visualization, 10x magnification and greater degrees of rotation improves lymph nodes dissections and vascular ligations. Patients recover faster, require shorter hospital stays with less pain and fewer complications while still undergoing a sound oncologic operation.

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Insurance Plans

Accepted Insurance Plans

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
United Healthcare
Medicare
Oxford

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Melanoma

The incidence of cutaneous melanoma has increased over the last 25 years but may now be stabilizing. It is estimated that approximately 52,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year in the U.S., resulting in 7,800 deaths attributable to melanoma.

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Liver Tumors

Our current volume of liver surgery is 110 procedures per year (2005) with 58 segmental and lobary resections and 52 ablations. This volume is far above the 25 procedures per year needed to qualify as a high volume center (Annals of Surgery vol. October 2005).

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Evelyn Foppiano

Evelyn Foppiano

 

Dr. McCain didn’t give up on me, I don’t know what would have happened if we hadn’t met him

 

Evelyn Foppiano

Evelyn Foppiano

 

“She feared there were no options until she met Donald A. McCain”