Surgical Oncology Clinical Synopsis

Dr. David Kooby prepping to perform robotic surgery.

Emory faculty surgeons of the Division of Surgical Oncology are the surgical staff of the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Georgia's first and only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. As an NCI-designated comprehensive center, Winship is in the top one percent of all cancer centers in the United States that are on the forefront of the battle against cancer. The designation benefits patients through increased access to clinical trials and new technologies and allows our surgeons to translate advances into treatment safely and efficiently.

Winship is a regional referral center for a variety of conditions. In addition to being located on the Emory University campus, Winship has multiple locations in the metro Atlanta area, including Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Emory surgical oncologists also see patients at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta VA Medical Center, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Our surgical oncologists treat a wide variety of cancers and tumors, including adrenal masses; breast cancer and tumors; carcinoid tumors; colon and rectal cancer; stomach, esophageal, gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and liver cancer; melanoma; Merkel cell carcinoma; sarcoma; and so forth. They perform such procedures as radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors, hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion (HIPEC), breast oncoplastic surgery, sentinel node biopsy, ultrasound guided biopsy, laparoscopic pancreatectomy, and many others. Minimally invasive and robotic methods are used when appropriate.

For comprehensive and up-to-date details regarding the Winship Cancer Institute and services the Department of Surgery's surgical oncologists offer there, please see the official Winship website.