Cancer Institute A national cancer institute
designated cancer center


Surgical oncologists are specially trained to treat tumors with surgical techniques. Surgical procedures are often complex and technically demanding. Studies have shown that patients have better outcomes when they are treated by experienced surgical oncologists.  In addition, newer techniques can often provide superior results over tried-and-true methods that have been around for many years.

For all these reasons, it is extremely important to have a surgeon who is experienced in general, has direct experience with technically demanding techniques, and can evaluate whether you are a good candidate for these procedures.

Surgical oncologist at the Stanford Cancer Center are leaders in their respective fields which include both complex and minimially invasive laparoscopic interventions. In addition, our staff often participate in training other physicians who want to learn advanced surgical techniques.

Among the surgical specialists at the Cancer Center are:

At the Stanford Cancer Center, surgical oncologists work as part of multidisciplinary teams that provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan that is personalized for your specific situation.

These teams can include:

By scheduling your surgery with a Cancer Center surgeon, you can be assured that you will receive quality, reliable care that is essential when you are facing cancer.

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