Dr. W. Charles Conway

Oncologist & Contributing Writer

Dr. W. Charles Conway

About Dr. W. Charles Conway

Dr. Conway is a surgical oncologist at the Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center, part of Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. He offers surgical therapies for a wide range of abdominal cancers, and has a special interest in treating patients diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma.

In addition to mesothelioma, Conway performs surgery for cancerous and benign diseases of the pancreas, esophagus, gall bladder, liver, stomach and bowel.

Conway earned his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. He completed his internship and residency at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center, while also spending time in Ghana for an international studies program. He went on to earn his fellowship in surgical oncology at John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, Calif.

Dr. Conway earned his certification in general surgery from the American Board of Surgery. He is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Oncology.

At the Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center, Conway performs mesothelioma surgery alongside Dr. Rodney Landreneau, a world-renowned expert in thoracic surgical oncology. Landreneau recently performed Louisiana’s first surgical debulking procedure with hyperthermic chemotherapy, an innovative multimodal treatment for pleural mesothelioma.

Dr. Conway has also set noteworthy surgical milestones in the state. He completed Louisiana’s first robotic Whipple procedure for pancreatic cancer, a complex, robot-assisted surgery that uses smaller incisions than traditional techniques.

Fast Facts

Dr. Conway is a surgical oncologist at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans

He offers surgical options for peritoneal mesothelioma and a variety of other abdominal cancers

In 2013, Dr. Conway performed the first Whipple procedure in Louisiana, a robotic surgery for pancreatic cancer

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