About Us

As its name implies, the field of surgical oncology focuses on the surgical management of cancer. Surgeons in this specialty are also able to manage a patient’s overall care by working closely with other specialists to determine a comprehensive treatment plan. This ensures greater continuity of care and optimizes the resources available to each patient and his or her family.

Specialized Cancer Care Close to Home

At Paragon Surgical Specialists, we are proud to offer specialized cancer care from the only surgical oncologist in the region. James H. North, Jr., MD, FACS, is dedicated to providing oncology surgical care for patients in our community. This includes advanced tumors that may have previously been deemed inoperable. He has the expertise to treat rare forms of cancer and brings over twenty years of experience performing complex cancer surgeries. Dr. North also has an extensive background in the management of tumor registries and participation in clinical trials allowing patients to access the most advanced treatment options.

Surgical Oncology Services Includes the Surgical Management of:

  • Head and neck cancer
  • Cancer of the esophagus
  • Liver cancer
  • Biliary tract cancer
  • Lung/thoracic tumors
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Sarcoma and other soft tissue tumors
  • Melanoma
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Endocrine disease (including minimally invasive approaches to the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands)