Surgery for Cancer

With some of the most respected cancer surgeons in Colorado on our team, Vail Valley Medical Center and Shaw Regional Cancer Center are fortunate to provide the expert services of Mountain Surgical Associates (MSA). Our surgeons work closely with physicians at Shaw in the early detection and treatment of cancer, specializing in surgical procedures for breast cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, endocrine malignancy and melanoma. MSA's coordinated multi-disciplinary approach offers each patient personalized expert care. In addition, MSA's Ostomy Clinic provides care for patients requiring ongoing support. For more information on Mountain Surgical Associates or to schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons, call (970) 479-5036.

Cancer-related surgeries are performed at Vail Valley Surgery Center's Edwards location, right next to Shaw Regional Cancer Center. Vail Valley Surgery Center is a world-class, multi-specialty outpatient surgical center offering the finest state-of-the-art technology, treatment and physician expertise. Patients return home the same day or stay up to 23 hours for observation.

To learn about our surgeons, please read their biographies above. Click on "more" to read their full profiles.

Sue Arford, RN, MSN, CWON – Sue Arford is certified by the Wound Ostomy Continence Certification Board and a member of the Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Society. She coordinates the care of patients in the outpatient and inpatient setting, developing customized treatment plans based on leading edge technology and the latest clinical research findings. 

Jason Moore PhD., PA – Jason Moore is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), a fellow with the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), and holds NCCPA surgical certification. Additionally, Jason is certified by the Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology.

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