Surgical Oncology

Comprehensive care for the removal of tumors

Surgical oncologists in the Department of Surgery at The University of Kansas Hospital provide comprehensive surgical care for the removal of tumors. This includes surgical care for:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Endocrine Tumors
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Hepatobiliary Tumors
  • Liver Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Peritoneal Surface Malignancies
  • Sarcoma

Each of our surgical oncologists specializes in one or two specific types of tumor removal. All of our surgeons are faculty members at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. As experts in their fields, they teach the most effective, least invasive surgical techniques to other physicians.

Our surgical oncologists work closely with other specialists in the hospital’s Cancer Center to develop individualized cancer treatment plans for patients. Your cancer care team may include:

  • Surgical Oncologists
  • Breast Surgeons
  • Pancreatic Surgeons
  • Hepatobiliary Surgeons
  • Plastic Surgeons
  • Pathologists
  • Medical Oncologists
  • Radiation Oncologists
  • Radiologists
  • Clinical Geneticists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Pharmacists
  • Oncology Nursing Staff
  • Social Workers
  • Rehabilitation Therapists

Patients also benefit from new programs that our surgical oncologists develop through clinical research. Many patients qualify to participate in these clinical trials that lead to advancements in cancer treatment.

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Tara Lin, MD

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