At Northside Melanoma & Sarcoma Specialists of Georgia (MSOG), we offer superior expertise and a full spectrum of services for the management of melanoma, skin cancer and bone and soft tissue sarcomas.
We are part of the Melanoma & Skin Cancer Program and Bone & Soft Tissue Tumor Program at Northside Hospital Cancer Institute (NHCI), one of the largest and most respected providers of comprehensive cancer care in the country. Being a part of these leading community cancer programs allows you, the patient, to benefit from the combined expertise of our network of cancer specialists and gain access to groundbreaking melanoma and sarcoma clinical trials.
Patient care is delivered through an integrated, multidisciplinary approach. For you, this means all of your cancer specialists work together to provide the most comprehensive and individually tailored treatment plan. Our surgical oncologists, Dr. Scott Davidson and Dr. Nicole Kounalakis work with a specialized team, which includes experts in radiology, pathology, reconstructive surgery, and medical and radiation oncology, to develop personalized treatment plans for patients.
We are committed to excellent care, as well as patient education, support services, and behavioral health. You will have access to all of NHCI’s comprehensive cancer services including:
Cancer is treated by a number of different specialists, referred to as oncologists. There are three different types of oncologists: medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, and radiation oncologists. A surgical oncologist has completed a two or three-year fellowship following his or her general surgical training and specializes in the surgical management of cancer. This expertise is applied in the surgical management of highly complex cancer surgeries, such as melanoma and sarcoma surgery, and is always based on current literature and evidence-based medicine. A surgical oncologist will often specialize in one or more types of cancer in order to provide expert care in that field. Surgical oncologists also work closely with medical and radiation oncologists to coordinate chemotherapy and radiation before and after surgery when applicable, and with a number of other support services to provide comprehensive, patient-specific, cancer care.