The Surgical Oncology Clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital offers convenient, comprehensive care for patients with cancer. To date, it is the only pediatric surgical oncology clinic in Ohio. We understand the stress that naturally accompanies the diagnosis of cancer in a child and we strive to provide care in a manner that is sensitive, family centered, respectful of a family’s cultural beliefs, and minimally disruptive to the normal routine of a child and their family.
The clinic is staffed by surgeon Dr. Jennifer Aldrink, MD
and oncologist Dr. Mark Ranalli, MD
, as well as other medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, oncology nurses, child life specialists and others that are an essential part of treating children and adolescents with cancer.
Conditions treated at the clinic include (but are not limited to):
During the initial consultation, patients are evaluated by an oncologist, surgeon and other specialists as needed in one setting during a single appointment. During this visit, the attending oncologist and surgeon will formulate a treatment plan which will be carefully reviewed with the family. The entire physician team is involved from the beginning for staging through treatment and into long-term care. This team improves communication and minimizes confusion which eases stress on families who rely on direct, consistent information from physicians.
Patient care will be coordinated through a nurse oncologist. During the first visit, the patient will immediately be seen by an oncologist and surgeon, followed by other specialists who, as a team, will formulate a treatment and/or surgical plan in advance of admitting the patient to the hospital. The clinic welcomes new referrals, post-operative follow-ups and long-term follow-ups.
Surgical Oncology Clinic
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Nationwide Children’s also has regional Outpatient Clinics in Mansfield
. Call (614) 722-8860 to schedule an appointment.
Appointments in our Surgical Oncology Clinic require physician referral. To schedule a visit, please refer your physician to our online Request an Appointment form