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Our Technology and Expertise

UPMC surgeons have particular expertise in a number of specialized technologies and minimally invasive surgical options, including:

David C. Koch Regional Cancer Therapy Center

  • Intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemoperfusion (abdominal cavity perfusion)
  • Isolated hepatic perfusion (liver perfusion)
  • Isolated limb perfusion (arm or leg perfusion)
  • Isolated lung perfusion (lung perfusion)
  • Pleural cavity perfusion (chest cavity perfusion)

GI Cancer Program

  • Colo-anal J-pouch
  • Colo-anal plasty
  • Esophagogastrectomy
  • Ileonal J-pouch
  • Laparoscopic colon resection
  • Small bowel resections
  • Sphincter-sparing surgery
  • Total gastrectomy
  • Trans-anal endoscopic microsurgery

Hereditary Colorectal Tumor Program

Liver Tumor Program

  • Includes minimally invasive and robotic liver resections
  • Complex open liver resections
  • Local ablation treatments (radiofrequency ablation)
  • Long-term infusional chemotherapy treatments (hepatic arterial infusion pumps)
  • Chemoembolization
  • Radioembolization
  • Regional perfusion chemotherapy

Melanoma and Sarcoma Program

Pancreatic Cancer Center

  • Distal pancreatectomy
  • Intraoperative ultrasound
  • Laparoscopic and robotic pancreatectomy
  • Pancreas-sparing tumor resections
  • Portal vein resection and reconstruction
  • Pylorus preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple)

Robotic Surgical Oncology

Contact Us

Surgical Oncology Services
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Pavilion
5150 Centre Ave., Suite 415
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Phone: 412-692-2852
Fax: 412-692-2520


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