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Department of Surgery

City of Hope’s Department of Surgery provides the highest quality surgical care for our patients in an environment where research and compassionate care thrive. The department is at the forefront of surgical advances and specializes in the latest  minimally-invasive and laparoscopic procedures, and is a world-leader in robotic-assisted techniques. Guided by our skilled surgeons, our innovative surgical approaches result in more effective and accurate tumor removal, smaller incisions, shorter recovery times and improved overall patient outcomes.

Learn more about the individual programs within City of Hope’s Department of Surgery. For new patients, please call 800-826-HOPE (4673) or 626-471-7100 to make an appointment.
 
 
The Division of Gynecologic Oncology brings together an expert team of surgeons trained in minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques including preventative surgery for women at high risk for developing gynecological cancer.
City of Hope offers a truly comprehensive approach to treating head and neck cancers. Our renowned head and neck surgeons specialize in the complex procedures often necessary to eradicate these tumors while preserving vital structures and function.
City of Hope’s Divisions of Neurosurgery and Neuro-oncology are pioneering the use of several novel therapies, which may offer new hope for a cure in many forms of brain cancer.
 
The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery provides diagnosis and treatment for patients with tumor-related problems of the musculoskeletal system, including bone and soft-tissue sarcomas.
 
City of Hope’s Division of Plastic Surgery works closely with general surgeons, oncologists, and other team members to ensure an aesthetically pleasing and functional result following many types of cancer surgery.
 
Surgical Oncology
The Division of Surgical Oncology provides surgical management for a wide variety of cancers, coordinating surgical approaches with other team members (oncologists, radiologists, etc.).This division also offers consultations.
 
  • breast surgery
  • colorectal surgery
  • foregut surgery
  • hepatobilliary and pancreatic surgery
  • melanoma and sarcoma
 
The Division of Thoracic Surgery at City of Hope provides advanced surgical techniques for aggressive management of thoracic and lung cancers.
 
City of Hope is a recognized leader in robotic-assisted prostate cancer surgery. Learn more about our unique approach.
 

Surgery Team

Guided by our skilled surgeons, City of Hope's innovative surgical approaches result in more effective and accurate tumor removal, smaller incisions, shorter recovery times and improved overall patient outcomes.

Support this program

It takes the help of a lot of caring people to make hope a reality for our patients.  City of Hope was founded by individuals’ philanthropic efforts 100 years ago. Their efforts - and those of our supporters today - have built the foundation for the care we provide and the research we conduct. It enables City of Hope to strive for new breakthroughs and better therapies, ultimately helping more people enjoy longer, better lives.

For more information on supporting this specific program, please contact our Philanthropy Department at 800-667-5310 or philanthropy@coh.org. Or, to make a gift that supports all the research at City of Hope, donate online now.

 
We thank you for your support.
 
 
 

Surgery

Department of Surgery

City of Hope’s Department of Surgery provides the highest quality surgical care for our patients in an environment where research and compassionate care thrive. The department is at the forefront of surgical advances and specializes in the latest  minimally-invasive and laparoscopic procedures, and is a world-leader in robotic-assisted techniques. Guided by our skilled surgeons, our innovative surgical approaches result in more effective and accurate tumor removal, smaller incisions, shorter recovery times and improved overall patient outcomes.

Learn more about the individual programs within City of Hope’s Department of Surgery. For new patients, please call 800-826-HOPE (4673) or 626-471-7100 to make an appointment.
 
 
The Division of Gynecologic Oncology brings together an expert team of surgeons trained in minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques including preventative surgery for women at high risk for developing gynecological cancer.
City of Hope offers a truly comprehensive approach to treating head and neck cancers. Our renowned head and neck surgeons specialize in the complex procedures often necessary to eradicate these tumors while preserving vital structures and function.
City of Hope’s Divisions of Neurosurgery and Neuro-oncology are pioneering the use of several novel therapies, which may offer new hope for a cure in many forms of brain cancer.
 
The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery provides diagnosis and treatment for patients with tumor-related problems of the musculoskeletal system, including bone and soft-tissue sarcomas.
 
City of Hope’s Division of Plastic Surgery works closely with general surgeons, oncologists, and other team members to ensure an aesthetically pleasing and functional result following many types of cancer surgery.
 
Surgical Oncology
The Division of Surgical Oncology provides surgical management for a wide variety of cancers, coordinating surgical approaches with other team members (oncologists, radiologists, etc.).This division also offers consultations.
 
  • breast surgery
  • colorectal surgery
  • foregut surgery
  • hepatobilliary and pancreatic surgery
  • melanoma and sarcoma
 
The Division of Thoracic Surgery at City of Hope provides advanced surgical techniques for aggressive management of thoracic and lung cancers.
 
City of Hope is a recognized leader in robotic-assisted prostate cancer surgery. Learn more about our unique approach.
 

Surgery Team

Surgery Team

Guided by our skilled surgeons, City of Hope's innovative surgical approaches result in more effective and accurate tumor removal, smaller incisions, shorter recovery times and improved overall patient outcomes.

Support This Program

Support this program

It takes the help of a lot of caring people to make hope a reality for our patients.  City of Hope was founded by individuals’ philanthropic efforts 100 years ago. Their efforts - and those of our supporters today - have built the foundation for the care we provide and the research we conduct. It enables City of Hope to strive for new breakthroughs and better therapies, ultimately helping more people enjoy longer, better lives.

For more information on supporting this specific program, please contact our Philanthropy Department at 800-667-5310 or philanthropy@coh.org. Or, to make a gift that supports all the research at City of Hope, donate online now.

 
We thank you for your support.
 
 
 
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For new patients, please call 800-826-HOPE (4673) or 626-471-7100 to make an appointment.
 

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Our aggressive pursuit to discover better ways to help patients now – not years from now – places us among the leaders worldwide in the administration of clinical trials.
 


NEWS & UPDATES
  • Precision medicine is becoming a reality for cancers with genetic mutations that are practically household names, such as those behind some breast cancers and lung cancers. For patients with very rare cancers, the options are fewer. A new National Cancer Institute clinical trial, called NCI-MATCH: Molecular Ana...
  • Nashville, Tennessee, native Stephen Bess, who received a hematopoietic stem cell transplant for acute lymphoblastic leukemia more than two years ago at City of Hope, will meet his genetically matched donor on June 13 in a rare and special ceremony at the 25th annual Celebrity Softball Game in Nashville.  Here,...
  • Cancer researchers have long explored the potential of modified viruses, such as pox, parvo and coxsackie, in treating the disease. Now headlines are suggesting that this potential may have been realized. Initial findings published in the Journal of Oncology on May 26 show that a genetically engineered herpes v...
  • His voice sounds distant and a bit distorted. The phone isn’t working properly. A second and third attempt to make the connection fail as well, so he patiently offers his cell phone number, not a hint of frustration apparent in his voice. The fourth time’s a charm; the connection is crystal-clear. Larry Kwak, M...
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the elite places in the world to receive cancer care, City of Hope brings a mission-driven commitment to treating patients and their families through what may be the most intense experience of their lives. Now, as efforts to reduce costs escalate and definitions ...
  • Lung cancer patients in need of improved treatment options may soon get good news, with a new combination therapy showing promise where other treatments have failed. Karen Reckamp, M.D., M.S., co-director of the Lung Cancer and Thoracic Oncology Program at City of Hope, will be among the researchers presenting ...
  • Although science and medicine have much in common, their practitioners are immersed in work that often appears to be worlds apart. Developing cures together — that is, translating science into meaningful, effective medical treatment — requires boundless creativity and perseverance. This journey often starts whe...
  • A clinical trial currently being conducted at City of Hope and elsewhere suggests that researchers are developing improved treatment options for young women with advanced triple-negative breast cancer, a particularly difficult-to-treat disease. George Somlo, M.D., a professor in the departments of Medical Oncol...
  • Minimally invasive surgery at City of Hope is performed using robots with “wrists” that provide greater dexterity and range of motion than a human hand. These advanced “surgical assistants” enable surgeons to access hard-to-reach areas of the body through incisions no larger than a penny. “Surgical robotics is ...
  • The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is a U.S.-based organization that ties together oncology health care professionals (doctors, nurses and pharmacists) from around the world. The organization’s annual meeting represents a key forum in which scientific breakthroughs in oncology are unveiled. Attend...
  • Traditionally, blood donation comes with perks – tokens such as a gift certificate, swag emblazoned with the donor center’s logo or the occasional movie ticket. Kasie Uyeno, manager of Blood Donor Recruitment for City of Hope, knows that’s not what brings donors back to the center again and again. T...
  • Anyone who tours City of Hope will almost certainly be taken by two key buildings: City of Hope Helford Clinical Research Hospital and the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center for Cancer Immunotherapeutics & Tumor Immunology. The heart of the campus, in more ways than one, the two buildings are a stone’s t...
  • In June 2012, 28-year-old Emily Bennett Taylor was getting ready to celebrate her second wedding anniversary with her college sweetheart when she discovered that she had Stage 4 lung cancer. Taylor was a former college athlete, had led a healthy and active lifestyle and had never smoked. She quickly began treat...
  • “Skin cancer” was pretty much the last thing on the mind of a healthy, outdoorsy kid like Tanner Harbin. “I like hockey – playing it and watching it,” the 23-year-old from San Dimas said. “I like to go off-roading with my dad – we have a Jeep and we have a cabin up in Big Bear, so […]
  • Skin cancer is an enticing field to be in these days. Just ask Laleh Melstrom, M.D. M.S., one of City of Hope’s newest surgeons. “In the last few years, melanoma has been the type of cancer that has really shown the most progress in terms of treatments,” Melstrom said. “It’s the one cancer in 2015 that is...