Cancer Surgery

The Latest in Surgical Therapy for Cancer

As part of your cancer treatment, your cancer care team may recommend surgery. Your Sanford oncologist works with leading cancer surgeons to get you the care you need.

Cancer surgery is meant to remove all or as much of your cancer as possible. You might have cancer surgery for a number of reasons:

  • Cancer prevention
  • Diagnosis of cancer
  • Determining the stage of cancer
  • Treatment of cancer
  • Relieving symptoms or side effects

Oncologic surgery puts more tools in your cancer-fighting toolbox. At Sanford Health, you have access to minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery – advances that help you recover faster and with less pain. You also have access to clinical trials not available from other health care providers.

Learn more about our cancer surgeons’ specialties below.

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Surgery Options

Breast Cancer Surgery

No matter which option you choose, our surgeons deliver the best care and are committed to providing the latest breast surgical treatment options, including lumpectomy, mastectomy and hidden scar surgery.


Colon Cancer Surgery

Sanford Health offers surgeons specialized in the treatment of colon cancer. Sanford Surgery’s colon and rectal specialists diagnose and treat disorders and disease of the colorectal system. Also known as proctologists, we provide a variety of treatments and procedures to help you reduce painful conditions and get back to everyday life.


Gynecological Cancer Surgery

Our gynecological surgeons are experts in surgical treatments for uterine, ovarian, cervical, peritoneal, vaginal and vulvar cancers. Often these surgeries can be performed through minimally invasive procedures, also called laparoscopic surgery.


This means our surgeons perform procedures through just a few small incisions. This leads to less pain, minimal scarring and quicker recoveries for you.


Head & Neck Cancer Surgery

Sanford Health’s Head and Neck Cancer surgeons are producing some of the best results in the nation. Your head and neck cancer care team will discuss with you whether surgery is an appropriate option for you.


Lung Cancer Surgery

Lung cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women, and the most prevalent cause of cancer death in the United States. Sanford Cancer Center offers patients a comprehensive array of treatment options, including minimally invasive, robotic-assisted surgery.


Pediatric Cancer Surgery

Sanford Children’s cancer surgeons specialize in delicate surgeries to treat cancer in infants to young adults. Our leading pediatric oncologists work with specially trained staff and other specialists to provide a team approach to pediatric cancer therapy.

As a leader in cancer research and clinical trials, Sanford offers some of the latest clinical trials for therapy available in the United States. Your child will receive exceptional medical care in a child-friendly, supportive environment where hope and play are an important part of your experience.

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