Surgical Oncology


Surgical options can play an integral role in a comprehensive cancer treatment plan.

What is Surgical Oncology?

Surgical care can be one of the most crucial aspects of cancer treatment. Summit Cancer Centers’ Surgical Oncologists provide diagnoses, staging and cancer treatment plans for our patients. For many of our patients, surgery is combined with other cancer treatments, including chemotherapy and radiation therapy to help prevent the cancer from growing, spreading, or recurring after treatment. Determining if a patient is a candidate for cancer surgery depends on several patient specific factors, including the tumor type, size, location, and stage. Your general health will also be a factor.

Why Choose Summit for Surgical Oncology?

With the largest Surgical Oncology program in the region, Summit Cancer Centers is a trusted name in cancer surgery, thanks to the unparalleled skills of our surgeons and our use of the latest surgical techniques. Our surgeons have performed thousands of complex cancer surgeries, enabling us to provide an unmatched level of care. We offer surgery as part of our integrated cancer treatment approach. Our Board-certified Surgical Oncologists work closely with the care team to provide the most effective cancer treatment possible—improving survival, shortening surgical recovery times and minimizing treatment related side effects.

Our skilled surgery team specializes in minimally invasive surgical approaches utilizing laparoscopic and robotic-assisted techniques to significantly lessen the impact on patients. What’s more, our surgeons specialize in different types of cancer. Patients receive surgical care from experts who truly understand the unique challenges of their diagnoses. Our team provides diagnosis and individualized care plans unique to each patient. Our surgical oncologists have expertise in the following cancers:

  • Adrenal gland
  • Bile ducts
  • Breast
  • Colon and rectum
  • Esophagus
  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Skin
  • Soft tissue sarcoma of the trunk, extremity, and retroperitoneum
  • Small bowel
  • Stomach

Surgical Oncology Consultations

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer, you may have felt apprehension not only about the disease but also the treatments that may be recommended. The surgery to remove a tumor can often be the most intimidating part of a cancer treatment plan. Our team of compassionate surgical oncology experts will help you understand, select and prepare for the treatment plan that makes most sense for you. Your surgery and recovery will be managed with meticulous attention to achieve the best possible outcome.

Contact us today to schedule a surgical oncology consultation.

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