Surgical treatments and procedures

Surgery offers the best chance to stop many types of cancer, and it is often used to diagnose, stage and support other cancer treatments. Surgical procedures are commonly used for the diagnosis and treatment of cancers involving the skin, breast, gastrointestinal tract, liver, pancreas and colon. Our team of surgical oncologists is specially trained to perform surgical procedures for the diagnosis or removal of cancerous tumors.

Why choose us

In an effort to provide the best possible care to you, your family and caregiver, the Surgical Oncology division, along with the divisions of Hematology Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, and the National Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Program (NOCEDP) have joined forces with the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The Cancer Center provides a full range of oncology services and provides access to specialized research, clinical trials and diagnostic services. It is the only Comprehensive Cancer Center, as designated by the National Cancer Institute, in the state of Illinois.

Advanced treatments

Our cancer centers offer access to advanced treatment options, including:


Conditions treated

Surgical oncology procedures can be used to diagnose and treat diseases and cancers including:

Surgical treatment options

Our physicians offer a comprehensive array of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and consultation including:

  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Cancer Removal
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Chemotherapy
  • Colectomy
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Hepatic Artery Infusion Pumps
  • Hepatic Resection
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Lesion Excision
  • Liver Resection
  • Lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Melanoma Resection
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Sarcoma Excision
  • Sphincter Preserving
  • Total Mastectomy
  • Tumor Ablation
  • Tumor Removal
  • Tumor Resection
  • Tumor Treatments

Cancer centers

To find an oncologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, call 312.926.2520 (Galter Pavilion) or 312.472.3650 (Prentice).


To learn more or schedule an appointment with a specialist at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Cancer Center, please call 815.756.5255 or TTY for the hearing impaired 815.756.6448. For appointments at Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital Cancer Center please call 815.786.9197 or TTY for the hearing impaired 815.786.3711.