Welcome to Cancer Surgery Associates
Our goal is to properly evaluate our patients for the best possible surgical care and techniques while navigating you towards treatment options and breakthroughs that will improve survival.
The Cancer Care You Deserve.
BE A SURVIVOR
Meet Our Doctor
Donald A McCain M.D. Ph.D, F.A.C.S. is the Chief of Surgical Oncology (Dept. of surgery) and Vice Chairman of the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center and is a board certified surgical oncologist whose major interests are melanoma, gastric cancer, colorectal cancer, hepatobiliary cancer, sarcomas and micromatasteses.
- We are #1 in Gastroenterology and GI Surgery in NJ!
- We are #1 in Cancer Care in NJ!
- We are also ranked High Performing in the US for both!
- American Cancer Society’s 39th Annual Diamond Ball- Medical Honoree, November 2018
- America’s Top Surgeon Award 2018
- Prestigious recognition in the 2018 Guide to America’s Top Surgeons
- Top Doctor for Women’s Health 2017 – Inside Jersey & Castle Connolly
- Vice Chairman of the John Theurer Cancer Center
- Chief of Surgical Oncology Hackensack Medical Center
- Executive Vice Chairman of Surgery, OR Operations and Efficiency, Dept of Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Center
- Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery UMDNJ
- Trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
- Member of American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
- Nobility in Science Award, National Pancreas Foundation 2016
- Top Physicians New York Magazine 2013
- Castle Connolly Top Directors New York Metro Area 15th Edition 2012 – 2018
- Top Doctor for Women’s Health 2013 – 2017, Inside Jersey & Castle Connolly
- Inside NJ’s Top Doctors Award 2013 – 2017
- Top Bergen Doctors Magazine 2017 – 2022
- NJ Monthly’s, Jersey Choice Top Doctor Award 2010, 2013 – 2022
- America’s Top Oncologists – Surgical Oncologist 2010
- Nurse’s Choice – Top Doctors, NJ State Nurses Association 2010
- America’s Top Physician 2007 award
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hackensack University Medical Center Earns National Pancreas Foundation Center Designation City, State…
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I have a mass and I will be having surgery in a couple of weeks with Dr. McCain. I have to say from meeting Dr. McCain to the staff these... read more
October 26, 2022
Dr.McCain and his staff are truly wonderful. From the beginning of the diagnosis he always kept us hopeful and made the entire process easier for our family. We are... read more
August 7, 2022
Highly skilled, brilliant (MD & Ph.D...seriously?!?!?), yet still down to earth, humble, with an amazing beside manner. Dr. McCain literally saved my father's life 25 years ago, and when... read more
November 12, 2021
Dr. McCain saved my life. He truly cares about his patients. I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer with mets to liver and was so anxious about my outcome.... read more
October 30, 2021
Exactly the Doctor and office staff we needed at a time of uncertainty. We could not have found a more compassionate, professional surgeon. Top rate care from the... read more
May 19, 2021
Dr. McCain has a wonderful bedside manner and is the most excellent surgeon! His kind and friendly personality put you at ease at the most challenging of times. I had... read more
February 19, 2021
My husband was diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer at 36 years old and while fighting for his life we became pregnant. We were referred to Dr. McCain for surgery... read more
February 11, 2021
After receiving word I needed surgery to remove melanoma, I contacted Dr McCain’s office. The office staff was so pleasant and efficient. Start to finish an incredible experience. Dr... read more
November 1, 2019
My Husband Charlie recently had to have surgery by Dr. McCain and I have to tell you everyone from the second we walked into his office to the time we... read more
October 29, 2019
Pink everywhere celebrating 7 yrs of being a breast cancer survivor and standing side by side with my sister also, a 14 yr surviver. We both are patients of Dr.... read more
October 8, 2019
Dr. McCain is the best Cancer surgeon. I will trust him on any operation. My wife and I drove over 865 miles from Maine to have Dr Mc Cain... read more
September 27, 2019
Dr McCain and his staff were wonderful - they took the extra time to answer all my questions and helped to lower my anxiety. The doctor's calm demeanor and patience... read more
April 8, 2019
As a testament to his skill and desire to heal, I am able to be with my family comfortably again. I have never been under the care of a... read more
March 21, 2019
Dr. McCain truly amazing doctor. Highly recommended. Recently my father had surgery Dr. McCain performed amazing job. Truely gifted surgeon.
February 8, 2019
DR McCain and his staff go above and beyond with the care of their patients. We were welcome like family from the first visit. DR McCain preformed two complicated surgeries... read more
June 28, 2018
I recently had a minor surgical procedure performed by Dr. McCain. He and his staff were wonderful to deal with, and made the experience a positive one on every... read more
June 7, 2018
Dr. McCain did an amazing job with my mother in removing some non cancerous tumors. Her recovery time was less then 4 daus. He is the best
January 25, 2017
Dr. Donald A. McCain is now officially a voluntary member of the VA New Jersey Health Care System, East Orange Campus.
As a way to give back to those who deserve it most, Dr. McCain will volunteer to provide Vets at the East Orange VA hospital with expertise cancer care.
I just wanted to thank you so much for your care and compassion, especially with this last little episode with me… I thank you again for your skill, patience and concern. Having the BEST doctors supporting me has made these past 3 ½ years much easier to handle. Much GratitudeBarbara L. – August 5 2014
Dear Dr. McCain + Staff,There are no words to express my gratitude. Thank you for saving my husband’s life. I promise we will never forget this and we’ll pay I forward as best as we can! God Bless You!Lori K. – June 2012
…the most wonderful surgeon with the best bedside manners and the greatest office staff around.
My Sincere ThanksDolores C
Dear Dr. McCain,Thank you so much for seeing me so quickly. Your office staff is wonderful. They took the extra steps to make sure my tests were done immediately. When a patient has a problem there is nothing nicer than people who really take the time to care. Thanks to you…Kathleen D
Dear Dr. McCain,Over my professional career in the health care field, I have had the pleasure of talking with and getting to know hundreds of physicians personally. Occasionally, one stands above all others. You, Dr. McCain are such a man. There are no words to truly express my gratitude for your outstanding care, professionalism and obvious sincere concern for your patients physical and mental well-being. My diagnosis was devastating but I knew the instant I first met you that I was in excellent hands, those of not just a world-class surgeon but and sincere physician as well. Although your professional accolades and accomplishments speak for themselves, I felt the need to add a small note of heartfelt gratitude of my own. Additionally, I would be remiss if I did not say an added "Thank You" to your excellent staff. Their attention to detail and to my, and others in the waiting room, was second to none. They too helped make a most serious and sometimes scary time in my life a little less stressful. Sincerely, William M.William M. – May 11 2018