We Take Your Fight With Cancer Personally

Surgical Oncology

Treating cancer can be complex - there are multiple ways in which it can be treated and each individual's treatment plan can be different. The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center brings to the task a truly comprehensive and experienced multidisciplinary team of experts who will determine the best plan of care for you based on your individual needs. And our Cancer Care Coordinators will guide you through the process, every step of the way. 

In many cases, surgery is often a major part of any cancer treatment plan. It often offers the best chance for cure, especially if the cancer has not spread to other parts of the body. A growing number of surgical procedures today are performed using a minimally invasive approach. Our highly trained surgeons can remove many cancerous tumors using a minimally invasive approach made possible by the daVinci robotic surgical system. 

Specialty Areas of Surgical Expertise

The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center offers comprehensive treatment options, including minimally invasive surgical procedures for many types of cancer.  We are proud to specialize in the following areas of surgical expertise:

  • Colon
  • Head and Neck
  • Lung
  • Skin

Sarcoma Cancer

Sarcoma is a cancer of the bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels or other connective or supportive tissue. The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center is one of few centers in the nation that specializes in treating sarcoma. We focus on using limb-sparing techniques to remove cancerous tumors while having minimal impact on the physical function of our patients.

Visit our page: Sarcoma Center of Excellence

Endocrine and Pancreas Cancer

The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center is where cancer patients with complex cases involving endocrine, pancreas or rare tumor surgery can receive comprehensive, expert treatment. Our highly trained team of surgeons specializes in using minimally invasive and advanced laparoscopic surgery to treat complicated pancreas, thyroid and adrenal cancers. 

Visit our page: Center for Endocrine and Pancreas Surgery

Gynecologic Oncology

Our gynecologic oncologists are specially trained to care for women with gynecologic cancers such as uterine cancer, cervical cancer and ovarian cancer. Surgery is often the first step in gynecological cancer treatment and we offer the very latest in surgical procedures for gynecological cancers, many of which can be performed using the daVinci robot. 

Visit our page: Gynecologic Oncology Surgery

Breast Cancer

Treating breast cancer almost always involves surgery.  Luckily, new advancements in surgical techniques are giving women more choices, faster treatment, smaller scars, fewer long-term side effects and better cosmetic results than ever before.  The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center offers many forms of surgical procedures for breast cancer, including lumpectomy, mastectomy, sentinel node biopsy and axillary lymph node dissection.

 Visit our page:  Breast Cancer Surgery

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men in the United States. The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center offers many treatment options for men with the prostate cancer, including surgery called radical prostatectomy to remove the prostate. Minimally invasive surgery using the daVinci is an alternative to open radical prostatectomy and provides a host of advantages for prostate surgery patients.

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Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States, but it is also one of the most preventable cancers through early detection with colonoscopy screenings. If colon cancer is found, there is good news - when caught early, it is highly curable.

Visit our page: Colon Cancer Surgery

For more information on any of our surgical treatment options, please contact a Cancer Care Coordinator at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, please call 480-323-1255 (toll free: 1-877- 273-3639) or e-mail the