Patient Care

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you may feel frightened and overwhelmed about your disease, your treatment options, and your prognosis. We are here to answer all your questions and concerns in detail, providing you and your loved ones with heartfelt compassion and support. As a patient of Yale Surgical Oncology, you will be treated by world-renowned surgeons and specialists who are dedicated to providing the best chances at curing cancer and to improving your quality of life. During your very first visit, our expert surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists will create a personalized plan so that you can begin treatment as soon as possible.

Our surgeons are faculty of the Yale School of Medicine Department of Surgery, where they are at the forefront of both the surgical removal of cancers and the development of innovative treatment strategies. They are highly skilled at using the most advanced surgical techniques, such as the Whipple procedure, and minimally invasive procedures for reduced postoperative pain, recovery time, and scarring. Patients with late-stage and complex cancers or cancers that have not responded to traditional therapies may benefit from our groundbreaking research.

Each week, our surgeons meet with a team of leading specialists at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven to discuss the imaging and pathology reports for new and complex cases. This collaboration assures that all our patients receive the best course of treatment for their needs and that immediate adjustments can be made if necessary.  

We understand that cancer affects all aspects of your life and being. Our patients benefit from a multitude of supportive services at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven that address their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

At Yale Surgical Oncology, we treat the following cancers and cysts:
 
  • Gastrointestinal cancers, including gastric bile duct, gall bladder, liver, colon, pancreas, and colorectal cancers
  • Intra-abdominal cancers and tumors
  • Breast cancer 
  • Pancreatic cysts