Neuroendocrine Tumor Surgery
Neuroendocrine tumors are rare tissue masses that can grow in almost any part of the body. Every neuroendocrine tumor is different. We customize a treatment plan that works for you, which may include advanced surgery and long-term, follow-up care.
Why Neuroendocrine Tumor Surgery?
Many neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are benign, but others can be cancerous. NETs can grow on many glands around the body, causing hormone levels to change. Our team identifies where the NET is located, determines whether it is cancerous and discusses with you how to move forward with your care.
Surgery may be the best treatment for neuroendocrine tumors, especially cancerous NETs. Our skilled surgeons offer minimally invasive surgical techniques and interventional radiology to treat NETs. We also work closely with experts in medical therapies, treating NETs with radiation therapy and chemotherapy when needed.
Neuroendocrine Tumors We Treat Surgically
Our team operates on many types of NETs, including:
Neuroendocrine Surgery We Perform at Cedars-Sinai
The goal of NETs surgery is to remove the tumor or cancer on a gland. In some cases, we may remove the entire gland. After surgery, our team helps you navigate long-term care, such as hormone replacement therapy.
Minimally Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopic)
Cedars-Sinai is a specialized center with a team dedicated to using the most advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques. We use thin scopes that we insert through tiny incisions to remove as much tumor as possible. In some cases, robotic surgery can help us remove large masses or complex tumors by offering an exceptional view of the operating area.
We use laparoscopic and robotic surgery to:
- Explore how far cancer has spread
- Remove entire tumors (both cancerous and benign)
- Remove part of the pancreas
- Relieve symptoms of hormone excess
In addition to surgery, we work with the S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center to provide several interventional radiology options for NETs, including:
Neuroendocrine Tumor Support
If you have been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor or disorder, you may have questions. Our team of experts is here to support you as you learn more about your condition, explore treatment options and navigate the path to recovery.
We help you in whatever way works best for you and your family. Learn more about support services at Cedars-Sinai.
Have Questions or Need Help?
If you need a diagnosis, treatment or second opinion, call the Endocrine Surgery care team. You can also have us call you back at your convenience.