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About Surgical Oncology

  • Many patients require surgical procedures as a part of their comprehensive cancer care. At Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center (DF/BWCC), patients are treated with compassion and skill by highly trained, specialized surgical oncologists with years of experience in surgery and cancer care.

    The cancer surgeons at DF/BWCC provide comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment for adult patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

    Our internationally recognized, multidisciplinary team of board-certified surgical oncologists performs over 7,500 cancer-related operations per year, and sees patients for more than 25,000 outpatient visits.

    Patient-Centered Care from a Multidisciplinary Team of Experts – You Benefit from:
    • Deep expertise in surgical oncology. As one of the most experienced surgical teams in the nation, we perform oncologic and reconstructive procedures for many thousands of patients every year.
    • A multidisciplinary team providing patient-centered care, based on each patient's unique situation.
      • Internationally recognized surgeons who are faculty at Harvard Medical School.
      • Staff of the world-renowned Brigham and Women's Hospital Department of Surgery, which performs over 28,000 surgical procedures each year, making use of:
        • One of the largest, most experienced minimally-invasive surgical services in New England.
        • Robotic-assisted surgery (da Vinci surgical system).
        • Image-guided surgery (AMIGO suite).
    • Research breakthroughs and clinical advances by surgeons who are also world-leading physician-researchers – including, but not limited to, investigators in the BWH Surgical Oncology Lab.
    • Patient care delivered with the compassion, dignity, and comfort that you deserve.
    • A personal touch. We work closely with you, reviewing your goals and alternatives, providing the consult you need to make the right surgical decision.
      • Our personalized services are offered in a safe and caring environment, taking advantage of the full range of services of our top-ranked medical and research center.
    • A full range of after-care services, such as nutrition services, social work, support groups and seminars, speech and swallow therapies, and many others.