Surgical oncology is a broad term used to describe cancer treatment that involves surgery to remove the affected tissue.

As a Regional Referral Center for cancer care, Renown Institute for Cancer performs the highest volume of cancer surgeries in the area. We operate on all cancer types, even those that require very complex procedures, including:

  • Melanoma
  • Kidney
  • Pancreas
  • Thyroid

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Renown Institute for Cancer has a multidisciplinary approach to care; surgeons work closely with a team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and other specialty cancer physicians to assure coordination of treatment.

These teams meet regularly to discuss patient care so that each patient benefits from the experienced opinion of a wide range of experts planning and care from diagnosis to post-surgery.

Surgical Oncology

Robotic Surgery

In addition to traditional surgical procedures, Renown has state-of-the-art technology and sophisticated equipment to support even the most advanced or complicated types of robotic surgery. Physician-guided da Vinci Robotic Surgery is an alternative to open and laparoscopic surgeries for gynecologic, colorectal, bladder, kidney and prostate cancers.

For more information about da Vinci Surgery, call 775-982-4900.

Other Procedures

Radiofrequency ablation is available for less invasive removal of liver and kidney tumors, and brachytherapy is available to provide internal radiation therapy for many types of cancers.