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Surgical Oncology

Because cancer can affect nearly any structure, tissue, or organ system within the body, treatments vary. Surgical Oncology at UPMC offers patients state-of-the-art surgical care for a wide variety of cancers.

For some types of cancer, surgery is the most favorable option. For many other cancers, doctors use a mix of treatments to bring about the best possible outcome.

UPMC offers the most advanced surgical techniques. In many cases, our nationally recognized surgeons helped invent or refine the procedures they perform.

Our surgical oncologists have diverse skill with advanced technologies and minimally invasive surgical options focusing on the following areas:

Colorectal and Gastrointestinal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is a disease in which cancerous cells form in the tissues of the colon or the rectum.

Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers are a family of diseases that affect tissues or organs within the digestive system, such as the:

  • Anus
  • Biliary system
  • Bowels
  • Esophagus
  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Stomach
  • Gynecologic Cancer

Surgical oncologists at UPMC care for women with cancers of the reproductive system.

These include:

  • Cervical cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Uterine cancer

This high level of focused expertise allows for the use of specialized techniques that are appropriate for cancer patients.

Expert Care for All Types and Stages of Cancer

No matter what type or stage of cancer you have our experts are ready to help. We're equipped to treat your disease and help you cope with the demands of cancer treatment.

Our surgeons will work to devise a treatment plan that respects your wishes and holds the most promise for meeting your goals.

Contact Us About Oncology Treatment

Learn more about oncology treatment at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. Contact us by phone at 570-321-3160.