Surgical Oncology

Our surgical oncologists are expert clinicians and physician-scientists who bring you the latest leading-edge treatments. We work with a team of specialists to ensure you receive comprehensive care.

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Why choose UCLA Health for Surgical Oncology Care?

At UCLA Health, we offer state-of-the-art surgical oncology services. As one of 60 hospitals and health systems in the U.S. recognized for great oncology programs , we deliver effective, compassionate care. Our surgical oncologists work with other UCLA Health oncology specialists to create multispecialty, disease-specific treatment plans.

Highlights of our program include:

Team-based care: Our specialists participate in tumor boards, where we meet regularly to discuss each patient’s care. A team of experts works together to create your personalized treatment plan.

Research emphasis: At UCLA Health, we prioritize research to learn more about tumor diagnosis and treatment. Our team includes researchers who have developed pioneering programs that have significantly improved patient care. You have access to the latest leading-edge therapies, including participation in clinical trials when appropriate.

Specialized experts: Our physicians research and specialize in specific areas of care, including pancreatic, breast, colon and gastric cancers. Additional areas of interest include sarcoma, melanoma and pseudomyxoma peritonei, a rare type of mucinous cancer.

Convenient locations: The surgical oncology team is based at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, with additional locations at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center and West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. We aim to provide state-of-the-art care in easily accessible locations.

Our Areas of Care

Surgical oncologists collaborate with experts in multiple programs throughout UCLA Health. Our areas of care include:

Breast Cancer Program

UCLA Health provides state-of-the-art breast cancer care in several locations throughout Southern California. We work with you to find the best treatment approach. Learn more about breast cancer care.

Gastrointestinal Cancer Program

Our gastrointestinal (GI) cancer team is a world leader in GI cancer treatment and research. Gastroenterologists, oncologists, surgical oncologists and radiologists work together to offer the most up-to-date techniques and technologies. Discover more about gastrointestinal cancer.

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)

We were among the first centers in Southern California to offer HIPEC surgery in 2015. Our early adoption of this innovative treatment positions us among the most experienced teams in the region. Find out more about HIPEC.

Melanoma Program

We provide innovative, effective treatment for patients with any stage of melanoma. Treatments may include lymphatic mapping, biological therapy and gene therapy.

Neuroendocrine Tumor Program

The neuroendocrine tumor (NET) team brings together surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, gastroenterologists, endocrinologists and radiologists. We are dedicated to providing the best possible care from diagnosis through treatment and follow-up. Our physicians and nurses work closely with multiple specialists to help you achieve the most successful outcome possible. Find out more about the Neuroendocrine Tumor Program.

Pancreatic Cancer/Diseases Program

UCLA Health is recognized by the National Pancreas Foundation as a Clinical Academic Center of Excellence for Adult Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer. This designation means we provide holistic, multispecialty care that focuses on improving outcomes and your quality of life. Learn more about pancreatic diseases, cancers and treatments.

Sarcoma Program

Our Sarcoma Program is one of the three busiest sarcoma centers in the nation. Each year, we evaluate more than 2,000 patients with sarcoma, providing surgical care for more than 700 of these patients . A team of specialists works together to coordinate your care plan. Find out more about sarcoma care.

Meet our Team

Our surgical oncologists are expert clinicians and physician-scientists who bring you the latest leading-edge therapies. We work with a broad team of specialists to ensure you receive comprehensive care.

Contact Us

Call 310-206-6909 to request an appointment with a surgical oncologist at UCLA Health.

Find your care

Our surgical oncologists care for patients with multiple types of cancer. Call 310-206-6909 to learn more about surgical oncology services at UCLA Health.