SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center Offers Local Access to UW Health Cancer Specialists

Since becoming a division of UW Health in 2015, SwedishAmerican has continued to expand the number of UW Health specialists at its facilities in Rockford. Cancer patients, in particular, have benefited from the availability of surgeons who work in highly specialized areas. Through the UW Health Multispecialty Surgical Oncology Clinic, located within the SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center, patients now have convenient local access to specialists in areas such as breast cancer, head-and-neck cancer, endocrine cancer, and thoracic surgical and abdominal surgical oncology. UW Health providers currently seeing patients include:

•Lee Wilke, MD and Jennifer Steiman, MD—Drs. Wilke and Steiman specialize in the surgical treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the breast. Both are certified by the American Board of Surgery and serve as faculty physicians of the University of Wisconsin Breast Center in Madison, in addition to providing clinic consultations and surgical services at SwedishAmerican Health System. Drs. Wilke and Steinman also will perform surgeries one day per month at SwedishAmerican.

•Aaron Wieland, MD—Dr. Wieland is fellowship trained in head and neck surgical oncology and microvascular reconstruction. He is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and specializes in treatment of head and neck cancer, voice and swallowing disorders, trauma, reconstruction, and robotic and other minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Wieland will provide consultation and follow-up at the Regional Cancer Center.

•Emily Winslow, MD—Dr. Winslow is certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dually trained in surgical oncology and transplant surgery, she specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant disease in the liver, bile duct, and pancreas. She performs both laparoscopic and open liver and pancreas surgery. She has specific clinical interest in patients with pancreatic cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, metatstatic colorectal cancer, and bile duct injuries. She is certified by the American Board of Surgery and will provide consultation and follow-up at the Regional Cancer Center.

•Ryan Macke, MD—Dr. Macke is certified by the American Board of Surgery and American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He specializes in general and minimally-invasive thoracic surgery. His practice includes the treatment of diseases of the esophagus/foregut, lung, mediastinum, chest wall and diaphragm. Dr. Macke utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to the management of esophageal and gastroesophageal cancer, Barrett’s esophagus, lung cancer and other malignancies of the chest. In addition, he has a particular interest in benign diseases of the esophagus and foregut, including the surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, esophageal motility disorders, esophageal diverticula, giant paraesophageal hernias, and other hernias of the diaphragm. Dr. Macke will provide consultation and follow-up at the Regional Cancer Center.

Consultations with one of the UW Health surgeons can be scheduled by contacting the SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center's referral team at (779) 696-9400.

For further information, contact:

Katryna Kirby
779-696-4340