Surgical oncology focuses on the surgical treatment of cancer. Depending on the type of tumor, you may require radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy before or after surgery.
Experienced surgical oncology team in Washington, D.C.
Surgical oncologists are trained general surgeons who have undergone additional years of highly-specialized study. They focus solely on cancer treatment.
Our surgical oncology team works in multi-disciplinary collaboration with other cancer specialists. Some of them are known around the world, with expertise in a wide range of complex surgical procedures to treat tumors. They are also leading the charge in innovative therapies to treat inoperable tumors through targeted chemotherapy and new drugs. Read more about the Cancers We Treat.
At Washington Cancer Institute, we believe cancer treatment programs should be carefully tailored to treat each patient's individual needs. Our patients benefit from:
Surgical oncologists with extensive cancer training A multidisciplinary team of surgeons, radiation oncologists and medical oncologists working together Compassionate and capable nurses
Learn more about our surgical oncology team.
Advanced surgical treatments
Our surgical oncologists regularly perform many of the most advanced procedures to treat cancers. They have also pioneered some of the life-saving surgeries that are now regularly performed at hospitals across the country and the world. Our cutting-edge procedures include:
- Whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy), one of the most advanced procedures to treat pancreatic cancer
- Cytoreductive surgery, the gold standard in treatment for peritoneal metastases, developed by Paul Sugarbaker, MD
- Liver resections and liver ablations to treat liver tumors
- Complex limb-sparing surgery to treat soft-tissue sarcoma
Cancer Support Services
Our surgical oncologists understand that the most important work in the healing process extends far beyond the recovery room. Like every member of our team, they are dedicated to working with you and your family in healing and recovery. Learn more about how we care for our patients before, during and after surgery in Cancer Support Services.
Discover how we're finding better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer in Research and Clinical Trials.
Washington Cancer Institute
110 Irving Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010
For information or appointments, please call 202-877-3295.
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