• Surgical Oncology

    The surgical oncology team at the DeCesaris Cancer Institute treats cancer using the latest surgical procedures. They have advanced training in surgical techniques, as well as for specific areas of the body.

    Surgery is the oldest type of treatment for cancer. It is often used along with chemotherapy and radiation for the best outcomes. It’s also used to prevent, diagnose and stage cancer.

    Experts in Cancer Surgery

    Our highly-trained surgical oncologists are some of the area’s most experienced surgeons, performing thousands of successful procedures to remove cancer. They have expertise in traditional open surgery as well as advanced minimally invasive surgeries, such as laparoscopy and robot-assisted surgery.

    Anne Arundel Medical Center was the first Maryland hospital to use the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System. Robot-assisted surgery and minimally invasive procedures allow surgeons to perform procedures through tiny incisions. That allows you to recover faster with:

    • A shorter hospital stay
    • Less pain
    • Less blood loss
    • Lower risk of infection
    • Less scarring

    Our surgeons help advance their field by participating in research and clinical trials. They also share their expertise and experience, training surgeons in the latest robot-assisted techniques and teaching future surgeons.

    A Team Approach to Cancer Care

    Your surgical oncologist’s skill and experience is part of a team approach to your cancer care. Working with other cancer specialists—radiologists, medical oncologists, nurses, therapists, social workers, nutritionists—your surgeon is part of the kind of comprehensive care you want to fight the disease on all fronts.