Rest assured

You’re in the caring and capable hands of a nationally ranked surgeon.

A better way

It can be difficult to know who to trust with your cancer care. We understand. Most treatment options compartmentalize your care between different specialties, leaving you unknown on a medical and personal level.

It shouldn’t be that way.

At NTORS, you’ll experience cohesive care. Because oncology and reconstruction go hand in hand, your full cancer journey will unfold in the same trusted set of hands. Be thoroughly known and expertly treated.

What is a surgical oncologist?

A surgical oncologist is a surgeon who has not only undergone general surgery training, but an additional 2–4 years of training in cancer surgery and management at a cancer-dedicated hospital. This nuanced training develops expertise in the proper timing of surgical intervention for cancer, along with medical oncology and radiation oncology protocols to provide the best opportunity for the best cancer treatment.

Meet your Doctors

Dr. Rosa Cuenca, MD, FACS

Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgeon

After watching one of her favorite professors battle an incurable cancer, Dr. Rosa Cuenca dedicated herself to trying to cure this disease. She becomes a co-fighter in the journey of each of her patients, advocating for their wholeness every step of the way. Bilingual in Spanish and English, she enjoys taking Spanish-speaking patients through their journey in their own language.

As a nationally ranked, board-certified general and oncologic surgeon, Dr. Cuenca approaches each unique case with strong surgical wisdom. She is deeply familiar with the path to survivorship through 36 years of experience in oncologic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Cuenca’s education and experience includes:

  • General Surgery Residency at UNC Chapel Hill Dept. of Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology Research Fellow and Clinical Surgical Oncology Fellow at Roswell Park Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York
  • Surgical faculty at SUNY Buffalo, East Carolina University, and LSU-Shreveport
  • Former President of the North Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • Governor with the ACS (allowing her to have strong relationships with other surgical leaders in Texas and the U.S.)

Dr. David Jansen, MD, FACS

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. David Jansen is a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has been supporting the plastic surgery needs of Northeast Texas since 2007.

With a strong focus on compassionate and excellent reconstruction, Dr. Jansen has worked with Dr. Cuenca since the foundation of her practice in Mt. Pleasant and often joins her to perform reconstructive surgery during the primary cancer surgery. Unlike most cancer surgery practices, Dr. Jansen and Dr. Cuenca see patients in the same office, discuss all aspects of the surgical plan face-to-face in the exam room, and operate together from the beginning of the surgery to the end, as well as post-operatively.

Dr. Jansen’s education and experience includes:

  • General Surgery Residency at the University of Illinois
  • Plastic Surgery Residency at Baylor University College of Medicine
  • Surgeon at Northeast Texas Plastic Surgery, PA
  • Current Director and Chief of Plastic Surgery at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • “Top Surgeons” – New Orleans Magazine, August 2002
  • “Best Doctor for Women – Coast to Coast” – Ladies’ Home Journal, April 2002

“I worked with Dr. Rosa Cuenca as an RN. She is the best breast cancer surgeon I have worked with in my 40-year OR experience. Her technique is flawless. She works closely with radiology, pathology, and oncology to ensure that her patients are not having more tissue taken from their breasts than needed to provide the best possible outcome for them.”


“I met Dr. Cuenca around 1995 and immediately appreciated her candidness. More importantly, she truly made me feel that I was a friend she would fight for – and we have remained in touch since, even though we both moved. I can’t say this about any other doctor I’ve known, and I think that says it all.”