Surgical Oncology

Surgical Oncologist Expertise at Northside Hospital Cancer Institute

When you walk through the doors of Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, you will find an entire team of cancer specialists that provide you with expert care from diagnosis and treatment to support and survivorship. Our board-certified surgical oncologists are part of this comprehensive cancer team, well-trained and experienced in offering the most advanced treatment options for cancer surgeries.

Your Team of Oncology Specialists

Northside Hospital Cancer Institute ranks in the top five in the nation for newly diagnosed or treated cancer cases. Surgical oncologists play a crucial role in your treatment, working with you to determine a personalized evidence-based treatment plan designed to meet your needs. As with our entire team, we stay focused on the main goal – helping you get back to living your life to the fullest.

Types of Cancer We Treat at Northside Hospital Cancer Institute

With a network over 55 cancer center locations across Georgia, we are known for expert clinical care and an unwavering focus on dedicated support every step of the way. Our surgical oncologists at Northside work together with a multidisciplinary team of cancer specialists to treat a comprehensive list of types of cancer that may require surgical intervention, including:

Advanced Surgical Oncology Treatments 

Many cancer treatment paths include meeting with a surgical oncologist and undergoing some form of surgery as part of your treatment. Surgery may be used in the following ways:

  • Debulking (surgical removal of as much of a tumor as possible)
  • Diagnosing cancer (biopsy)
  • Preventing cancer
  • Relieving cancer symptoms
  • Staging cancer
  • Treating cancer

Innovative Robotic Surgery Technology

At Northside Hospital, our surgical oncologists are leaders in performing minimally-invasive robot-assisted surgeries as part of cancer treatment. This highly technical surgery allows surgeons to operate with increased precision and versatility. Patients benefit with minimal scarring, less bleeding, shorter hospital stays and reduced recovery time. In addition to robot-assisted surgeries, our surgical oncologists use ablation therapy and embolization therapy to treat cancers.

Dedicated Oncology Research at Northside

Clinical trials are a critical part of oncology research. These studies test new ways to prevent, detect, diagnose or treat cancer. The Research Program at Northside Hospital is one of the largest community-based oncology/hematology programs in the nation. Participation in a cancer clinical trial can enable you to contribute to knowledge about cancer and to help in developing innovative and highly improved cancer treatments. 

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