Colorectal Multispecialty Team

Your Team, Your Care

Colorectal-mst

Back row (from left to right): Michael Mahacek, MD; Nehal Lakhani, MD, PhD; Tracy Waldherr, BSN, RN, OCN; Donald Kim, MD; Ryan Figg, MD; Nadav Dujovny, MD
Front row (from left to right): Debbie Ritz-Holland, BSN,RN,OCN; Martin Luchtefeld, MD, FACS, FASCRS; James Ogilvie, MD

When it comes to cancer, getting the right team of experts is critical. That’s why we quickly conduct the tests needed to make a conclusive diagnosis. Then we bring a whole team of cancer specialists together in one place for one appointment with you and your family. You’ll meet with the area’s finest surgical, chemotherapy and radiation therapy experts at Spectrum Health Cancer Center. Your dedicated team includes a nurse navigator. He or she will be an educator, an advocate and a friend to you and your family throughout the treatment process and beyond. 

Your multispecialty team typically includes:

Colorectal Surgeons
Medical Oncologist
Radiation Oncologist
Radiologists
Nurse Navigator
Research Coordinator
Cancer Dietitian
Cancer Rehabilitation Specialist
Genetic Councilor
Chaplain

The team will discuss the treatment options that are best for your personal solution and answer any questions you or your family may have. You’ll leave with a detailed verbal and written care plan: a road map for your cancer treatment. This team approach also saves you and your family the anxiety and uncertainty of waiting days and weeks between individual appointments.