Surgery remains a key component of cancer care and the most common treatment for many patients. In addition to tumor removal, your doctor may recommend surgery to prevent cancer. Other surgeries may be used for diagnosing cancer, supporting related procedures (such as inserting a chemotherapy port) or reconstructing damaged tissue.

Richmond's Most Experienced Cancer Surgeons

HCA Virginia's surgical oncology physicians and clinical staff lead the Richmond area in experience and skill. They have high standards of practice, which result in successful patient outcomes.

The team consists of the best, most highly educated surgeons whose specialized training gives you a wide range of choices. They perform minor procedures such as removing precancerous colon polyps and complex procedures like pancreatic resections.

Surgical Options

You and your physician can select from the most advanced surgical services for cancer, including:

  • Endoscopic and endobronchial ultrasound for precise images and tissue biopsy of complex body systems.
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy to determine the extent of cancer in the adjacent lymph nodes.
  • Radio-guided surgery for pinpoint accuracy.
  • Minimally invasive endoscopic/laparoscopic surgical staging (tissue sampling/biopsy) and resection.
  • Intraoperative ultrasound images taken during a procedure to assist surgeons in diagnosis and immediate treatment.
  • Complex pancreatic, biliary and liver surgery, including resections and reconstruction.
  • MRI access while still in the operating room to visually distinguish and remove the greatest amount of cancer tissue.
  • Radiofrequency (high heat) ablation (RFA) and RFA-assisted resection, radioembolization (Y-90) procedures.

You'll receive comprehensive care before, during and after your surgical procedures at HCA Virginia. Our multidisciplinary teams, using their pooled medical expertise, help manage complex health situations involving multiple body systems, such as the heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys. We provide complete laboratory and radiology services, as well as critical care, infectious disease monitoring and support for your recovery and rehabilitation.