Cancer Surgery

Many cancer are effectively treated with surgery. Our board-certified, fellowship trained oncology surgeons focus on treating your cancer through a multidisciplinary team of specialists to ensure the right treatment plan for you. If surgery is part of your treatment plan, our surgeons may utilize minimally invasive surgical procedures such as advanced laparoscopy and robotics. Combining their expertise with these leading-edge technologies, you’ll find outcomes among the best in the region.

Surgical oncology expertise

When you’re searching for a cancer surgeon, look for someone who specializes in your type of cancer. At CHI Franciscan Cancer Care, you’ll find breadth and depth of surgical experience, with surgeons who are fellowship trained in brain, gynecologic, hepatobiliary, colorectal, head and neck, thoracic (chest/lung) and urologic cancers.

Because of our commitment to meeting the highest standards of care, The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer accredits our cancer programs, an achievement only earned by top cancer programs, nationally. This dedication to top-notch care means the best possible results for you.

Minimally invasive cancer surgery

Depending on the type of cancer and your overall health, your surgeon may recommend a minimally invasive technique such as advanced laparoscopic or robotic-assisted surgery. Minimally invasive surgery offers potential benefits including:

  • Less pain after surgery
  • Less need for pain medications, reducing their risk of side effects
  • Reduced risk of infection and related complications
  • Shorter hospital stays and recovery time
  • Smaller scars from incisions

We offer a transfusion-free medicine and surgery program for patients who wish to avoid using donor blood during their surgeries if recommended by the surgeon.

Preparing for your cancer surgery

Our booklet, A Patient’s Guide to Surgery,(applies to all sites? It will soon.) explains what to expect throughout your surgical experience.

Cancer surgery locations

You’ll find our specialty cancer surgery locations nearby. See our locations.