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North Shore - LIJ Cancer Institute

Section of Surgical Oncology

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The Section of Surgical Oncology at North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute is at the forefront of surgical advances, specializing in the latest minimally-invasive laparoscopic procedures and robotic-assisted techniques. Our goal is to minimize your recovery time, shorten your hospital stay, maximize your path to wellness and improve your quality of life.

Our well known surgical oncologists are trained in the surgical management of rare and complex tumors as well as more common malignancies. We treat you, not just your condition. That’s why we work with multidisciplinary teams to provide the best possible treatment — for you. As a referral center, we regularly treat cases which are too difficult to manage at other centers.

Section of Surgical Oncology Services

At the Cancer Institute, our highly skilled surgical oncologists specialize in techniques that lead to improved outcomes and faster post-surgical healing.

The Section of Surgical Oncology specializes in the following procedures and techniques:

  • Robotic Surgery — Our surgical staff leads the way in robotic surgical treatments for prostate, kidney, colon, esophageal, liver, pancreas, cervical, lung and thoracic cancers. The surgeons were among the first in the Northeast to offer robotic hysterectomy and myomectomy.
  • Laparoscopic — Our faculty members are world leaders in minimally invasive approaches in treating urologic cancers and were part of the teams that performed the first laparoscopic prostate and kidney removals. We pioneered robotic surgery and the next evolution: Laparoscopic Single Site Surgery (LESS). Advanced laparoscopic surgery is used to treat tumors of the esophagus, stomach, intestine, colon, liver, pancreas, adrenal gland and retroperitoneum. Advantages include short hospital stay and quicker overall recovery
  • Thoracic Surgery — Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) to diagnose and treat lung and thoracic cancers.
  • Head and Neck Surgery — We utilize the most advanced techniques to spare damage to organs, such as minimally invasive endoscopic skull base, microlaryngeal and parathyroid surgery, and employ the latest and highest quality reconstruction.
  • NanoKnife® — Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is used for cancers of the pancreas which are not removable by conventional methods. Other ablative techniques are used at times in conjunction with surgical, radiologic and medical treatments. This allows for an individualized approach to treatment and control of these cancers.