Cancer Surgery

Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be a moment of personal crisis.

Look to UC San Diego Health surgeons to walk side by side with you, fighting your cancer with the latest technologies, advanced surgical techniques, and skillful multidisciplinary teams.

Advanced Surgical Techniques

Our surgical oncologists use a full spectrum of advanced surgical techniques, including robotic technology, combined therapies, scarless surgery techniques and other minimally invasive procedures to aggressively fight cancer. Expect your UC San Diego Health surgeon to use minimally invasive techniques, when possible, to shorten your hospital stay, and help you recover faster with less pain.

We are the only health system in San Diego performing robotically assisted minimally invasive colon and rectal surgery. And, we are internationally recognized for our HIPEC treatments and surgery to remove gastrointestinal stromal tumors, also called GISTs. These are a few examples of the advanced surgical care offered at UC San Diego Health.

Cancer Treatment Programs

San Diego's Best Cancer Care

At UC San Diego Health, you find cancer specialists who are experienced and skilled in treating all types of cancer.

Patient & Family Support Services

At UC San Diego Health, your care goes beyond treating disease. It also includes supporting you and your loved ones emotionally throughout your cancer journey. Most of our support services are free.

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