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Personalized cancer care.

The Surgical Oncology Center—in collaboration with medical and radiation oncologists, hematologists and other specialists at the Lipson Cancer Center—uses a multidisciplinary team approach to provide personalized cancer surgery and care. We work closely with you and your primary care physician to ensure you receive the most accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment for your specific needs.

Our board-certified surgeons are experts in specialties such as breast cancer surgery, colorectal surgery, general surgery and urology, and work together to treat patients with cancers of the liver and bile ducts; upper and lower gastrointestinal tract, including the colon and rectum; pancreas; spleen; and breast, as well as gynecological cancers, including uterine, ovarian and cervical cancer. We also treat patients with visceral, retroperitoneal and extremity sarcoma, and melanoma, as well as complicated benign (noncancerous) problems involving the liver, bile ducts and pancreas.

If your treatment requires surgery, we use minimally invasive techniques, including laser surgery and da Vinci® robotic surgery, whenever possible to reduce your risk, shorten your recovery time, and ensure you receive the best possible outcome.

Mission Statement

The Surgical Oncology Center at Rochester General Hospital focuses on the care and management of patients who have cancers of the liver and bile ducts; pancreas; upper and lower gastrointestinal tract; and visceral, retroperitoneal and extremity sarcoma and melanoma. Our goals are to:

  • Improve the lives of our patients and provide the education and assistance they and their families need to navigate through the non-medical issues of their diagnosis
  • Provide a positive approach to assisting our patients on their journey toward recovery and well-being
  • Collaborate with our patients’ primary care physicians, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, speech therapists, pain management specialist and other specialists