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Division of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery

Logo of NAPBCIt's difficult when someone finds out they have cancer and that it requires surgical treatment. It's a time when you want the best possible treatment and compassionate care by the best medical team available. The surgeons at Penn Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery have the surgical expertise and knowledge to provide that care. We offer you comprehensive management of malignant diseases of the breast, gastrointestinal tract, liver, and endocrine organs such as the thyroid and adrenal gland.

Our surgeons are leaders in their fields, aware of the most current research about this disease and experienced in offering the best possible treatment options to our patients. Surgical treatments could include radio-immunoguided surgery (RIGS), ultrasound and laser surgery, and chemotherapy via an implanted hepatic artery infusion pump.

Penn's surgical oncologists perform twice as many head and neck cancer procedures as any other Greater Philadelphia hospital. Division surgeons perform twice as many thyroid operations--and three times as many parathyroid operations as other area hospitals. Surgeons in the Division perform more adrenal procedures than any other area hospital. In addition, surgeons remove more spleens and perform more operations on patients with leukemia and lymphoma than any other area hospital. By putting this experience to work, we offer our patients the best possible treatment outcomes.

The Division of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery is notable for several reasons:

  • In 2001 and 2002, the Division of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery performed more than 1,500 surgical procedures and saw 5,000 patients for surgical treatment or second opinion.
  • The leading surgeons in the Division of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery were recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's 2002 Top Docs issue.
  • Penn Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery is one of three top centers for breast cancer surgery in the Philadelphia area.

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