Surgical Oncology

You may need surgery as part of your treatment plan for cancer. At Cedars-Sinai, our surgical oncology team provides expert, personalized cancer surgery that meets your needs. We help you understand your procedure, and we partner with you to plan, navigate and heal from cancer surgery.

Our Approach to Surgical Oncology

Our surgical oncologists, who specialize in surgery to remove tumors, help you understand your options. At Cedars-Sinai, you can expect:

Collaborative Care

We work with experts in medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, genetics and plastic surgery to provide comprehensive treatment. Our team communicates regularly to ensure you are getting the best care possible. You may have access to a patient navigator to help you schedule appointments and act as a point of contact.

Knowledgeable Team

Our tumor boards meet regularly to draw on the collective expertise of cancer specialists. During these meetings, we discuss treatment plans for patients with complex cancers.

Supportive Care Services

Surgery is about more than undergoing a procedure. From financial planning to pain control, nutritional support and physical therapy, our supportive care services go above and beyond to help you.

Surgical Oncology Treatments

Our team offers advanced surgical procedures to treat cancer, including minimally invasive and robotic surgery and HIPEC.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

We provide minimally invasive robotic and laparoscopic surgery for many types of cancer, including esophageal, stomach, small bowel, colon, pancreatic, gallbladder and liver cancer. Precise instruments provide 3D visualization and navigation to help us remove cancer cells without damaging nearby tissue. Minimally invasive surgery often results in a faster recovery.

Innovative Chemotherapy Treatment

Our experts treat certain cancers with a combination of surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), also called hot chemotherapy. Once we remove existing tumors, the heated chemotherapy sinks deep into the cancer cells, increasing the absorption and effectiveness of the medicine.

Surgical Oncology Specialties

As nationally recognized leaders in complex surgical oncology, our team is highly skilled and focused on providing appropriate comprehensive cancer care. We have decades of experience pioneering advanced cancer treatment. Our specialties include:

Clinical Trial FAQ

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, our researchers may offer advanced treatment not yet available to the public. You may have questions about how clinical trials can help and what to expect during the process. Find answers to frequently asked questions and learn more about our cancer clinical trials.

Have Questions or Need a Second Opinion?

To make an appointment or refer a patient, call the Surgery care team. You can also have us call you back at your convenience.

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