What is Surgical Oncology

What is Surgical Oncology?

As you navigate your cancer care journey at Northwestern Medicine, you may require surgery to diagnose or treat your specific condition. Surgical oncologists are specially trained to perform surgery on cancerous tumors.

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.

Surgical Oncology provides diagnosis and treatment of diseases and cancers involving the skin, breast, gastrointestinal tract, liver, pancreas, and colon.

Surgical Oncology Care Provided For

Our physicians provide care for many medical conditions including (but not limited to) the following:

Surgical Oncology Treatments and Procedures

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

  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Cancer Removal
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Chemotherapy
  • Colectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Hepatic Artery Infusion Pumps
  • Hepatic Resection
  • Image Directed Breast Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Lesion Excision
  • Liver Resection
  • Lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Melanoma Resection
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Rectal Ultrasound
  • Regional Chemotherapy
  • Sarcoma Excision
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Sphincter Preserving
  • Total Mastectomy
  • Tumor Ablation
  • Tumor Removal
  • Tumor Resection

Advanced Treatments

Contact Us

Downtown Chicago

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

Northern Suburbs

To find an Oncologist call our Cancer Centers at 847.535.2134.

Western Suburbs

To find an Oncologist, call 630.352.5450 (Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center Warrenville) or 630.262.8554 (Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center Delnor).

Greater DeKalb County

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.