Mission Hope Cancer Center
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Surgeons

Dr. Monica Rocco Monica Rocco, M.D., a leading board certified general surgeon with over 20 years of experience, dedicates her practice of medicine to providing hope to those with breast disease and facing a breast cancer diagnosis. Due to her passion for caring, she is the founding physician of the Marian Breast Care Program. She offers a full range of surgical options to her patients in a sensitive, caring and reassuring manner, as well as genetic screening and testing. Dr. Rocco works closely with the Nurse Navigator and Reconstructive Surgeon in order to achieve the best outcomes for patients in regards to their breast disease and cosmetics. She has recently been named one of the US News and World Report Top Doctors of 2012.

Dr. Daniel Oh Daniel S. Oh, M.D., F.A.C.S. is an experienced general surgeon who strives to provide innovative and excellent care to the patients of Marian Medical Center. He graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society from Loma LInda University School of Medicine in 1999. He then completed five years of surgical training at the Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency in 2004.

Dr. Oh is certified with the American College of Surgeons. He performs a wide variety of procedures to treat gallbladder disease, hernias, hemorrhoids and abdominal conditions. Dedicated to medical excellence every day, Dr. Oh has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, such as advanced laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgery.

Dr. LutmanThe highly-trained medical team at Mission Hope Cancer Center provides a full spectrum of oncology care encompassing many disciplines. With the arrival of Christopher V. Lutman, MD, FA COG, we are pleased to include specialized care for women with gynecologic cancers.

As a gynecologic oncologist, Christopher V. Lutman, MD, FACOG, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer of the reproductive organs in women. Specifically, cancer of the ovary, endometrium, uterus, cervix, vagina, vulva, and trophoblastic disease. The inclusion of Dr. Lutman at Mission Hope allows patients with cancer of the reproductive organs to receive the specialized care they require close to home in collaboration with our expert medical team.

Dr. Lutman received his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and was fellowship trained at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Lutman is Board Certified in Gynecologic Oncology, as well as Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

His valuable experience and proven credentials are a welcome addition to the team of physicians and staff at Mission Hope Cancer Center, enabling us to provide a superior level of care to our community.

Dr. Charles Chalekson Born and raised in Torrance, California, Dr. Charles Chalekson attended UCLA as an undergraduate where he graduated with departmental highest honors and completed medical school at USC with several distinguishing honors and awards. He then had the honor of being selected to attend one of the country’s first 6-year plastic surgical residency programs in Illinois immediately after medical school as opposed to traditional 2-3 year training programs.

Dr. Chalekson has several published peer reviewed papers and has presented at many national and local plastic surgery meetings. He has won several honors and grants for his research and has been distinguished with the best presentation paper at the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation’s senior resident meeting in 2002. Dr. Chalekson is firmly committed to providing excellent quality plastic surgery and care; your safety and satisfaction are his highest concern.

Dr. Thomas Bosshardt Dr. Thomas Bosshardt is board certified in General Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons who specializes in General, Thoracic, Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgery. He has practiced surgery on the Central Coast since 2004, and as an associate of the group Surgical Specialists, Inc., he serves as a member of Marian Regional Medical Center’s specialized surgical staff.

Dr. Bosshardt received his medical degree from UCLA School of Medicine where he graduated with honors as “Top Medical Graduate.” He completed his internship at Naval Hospital Portsmouth and his residency at UC Davis-East Bay. He later served as a clinical assistant professor of surgery for the University of California, San Francisco-East Bay Surgery Residency Program. Dr. Bosshardt provides innovative, quality care in the surgical treatment of cancers of the lung, gastrointestinal tract, thyroid gland and soft tissue.