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Surgical Oncology

Surgical Oncology

When faced with a cancer diagnosis and its complex treatment, including the potential for surgery, you want to know you’re receiving exceptional care from highly trained experts.

Nationally Recognized Cancer Care Close to Home

That’s exactly what you’ll find at OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center in Oklahoma City, the only facility in Oklahoma designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as one of the top 2% of cancer centers in the United States. For you, the prestigious NCI designation means you benefit from rigorous standards of care and the significant resources and expertise we contribute to efforts for reducing cancer and its effects throughout Oklahoma and across the region.

Treatment Plan Customized for You

At Stephenson Cancer Center, you’ll work with dedicated specialists for many types of cancer, including cancer surgeons who hold extensive advanced training, to develop a treatment plan that’s customized to fit your needs. As part of your care plan, you and your team may include chemotherapy and infusion, radiation, immunotherapy, participation in clinical trials and other innovative options, together with surgery, to give you the best possible outcome for your situation.

Treatment Options Before Surgery

In some cases, treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation before surgery can improve the likelihood of removing a tumor completely. Your surgeons will work closely with other cancer specialists to determine the best approach for treating your cancer. And when you need surgery, you and your team may choose from minimally invasive procedures, such as laparoscopic or robotic-assisted methods.

Surgical Oncology at Stephenson Cancer Center

If your OU Health cancer care team recommends surgery to treat your particular condition, you can rely on the exceptional cancer-specific surgeons at Stephenson Cancer Center to treat a wide variety of cancer types, including:

Learn more about surgery services at OU Health.

Non-Surgical Treatments

For some types of cancer, you and your team may choose from non-surgical treatment options including endoscopic therapy, targeted radiation, treatments delivered through the skin by catheter or many others. In some situations, these less invasive treatments can achieve results comparable to surgery. Your Stephenson Cancer Center team will provide you with expert guidance throughout your cancer care and treatment process.

Supportive Care for Your Well-Being

Your treatment plan also may involve an extensive array of OU Health services designed to help you better manage stress and maintain your emotional well-being, including cancer-specific supportive care, nutritional therapy and consultation, cancer navigation services, private visits with psychiatrists or psychologists and much more.

Your Expert Surgical Oncology Care Team

When you choose OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center, you know you’ll work with cancer and surgical experts who focus completely on your care. You benefit from their advanced specialty training in oncology and specialized cancer surgery techniques.

Count on your Stephenson Cancer Center oncologists and surgeons to collaborate with both you and their colleagues from many medical specialties and disciplines to create a care plan that considers all your options and evolves with your needs over time.

Because your OU Health cancer surgeons treat many people with a variety of cancer conditions all day every day, you benefit from their extensive experience and the highest quality of care and services intended to provide you with the best possible outcomes for your specific situation.

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