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Surgery can effectively treat many types of cancer. If surgery is part of your treatment plan, our board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons may utilize minimally invasive surgical procedures such as advanced laparoscopy and robotics. Combining their expertise with these leading-edge technologies and a team of multidisciplinary experts helps us achieve some of the best outcomes in the region.
Our surgical expertise
When you’re searching for a cancer surgeon, look for someone who specializes in your type of cancer. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Cancer Care, you’ll find breadth and depth of surgical experience, with surgeons who are fellowship-trained in many types of cancers, including brain, breast, colon, liver, lung, prostate and skin 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.
The benefits of 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.
Preparing for cancer surgery
Want an in-depth look at what’s involved with surgery at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health? Our booklet, A Patient’s Guide to Surgery, explains what to expect throughout your surgical experience.
Find a surgeon
Explore our team of expert physicians, and find a cancer surgeon who’s right for you.
For more information and to make an appointment, call 1-888-825-3227.
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