Surgical Oncology

3D illustration of robotic surgery equipmentThe Surgical Oncology Division at Rutgers Cancer Institute combines fellowship-trained surgeons with the most advanced technologies and innovative surgical techniques to treat the entire spectrum of cancer – from benign disease to the most complex cases. Our physicians perform many surgical procedures using minimally invasive techniques, including laparoscopic, and robotic-assisted surgery, which reduce tissue damage and decrease pain, promote faster recovery times, and improve patient outcomes. Rutgers Cancer Institute is one of the few centers in the region whose surgeons have vast expertise in managing patients’ disease through the unique treatment option called HIPEC (hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy) to treat cancers that have spread to the abdominal cavity – a condition known as peritoneal metastases. Our surgical oncologists are also world-renowned cancer researchers who are investigating the effects of combining innovative surgical techniques with medical and radiation oncology, enabling us to offer our patients the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge clinical trials. 

Rutgers Cancer Institute and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School offer a Breast Surgery Fellowship and a two-year ACGME accredited Fellowship in Complex General Surgical Oncology  for board-eligible general surgeons who wish to attain subspecialty certification for the practice of general surgical oncology. Learn more about investing in tomorrow’s care through our fellowship programs.