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Patients Travel Far for Our Surgical Oncology Expertise. But You Don’t Have To.

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center’s expert team has pioneered innovative surgical treatments and continues to develop new therapies to improve outcomes for patients. We offer access to advanced procedures and treatments right here at Hillman, including:

  • Robotic pancreatic surgery, with more experience in robotic Whipple surgeries than anyone in the country
  • Laparoscopic liver surgery, with more than 1,000 minimally invasive liver resection cases performed at UPMC by our liver surgery experts
  • Options for complex abdominal cancers—including peritoneal metastases and appendix cancer—including cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion (HIPEC)
  • An innovative immunotherapy program with tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte (TIL) infusion therapy, using cells from a patient’s own tumor to fight their cancer
  • Enhanced recovery protocols, which help get patients back to normal life faster after surgery

In addition to our extensive experience in surgical oncology, Hillman is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in western Pennsylvania, with an integrated network of 76 locations in four states and five international centers and partnerships. Hillman is affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, ranked NO. 15 for cancer care nationally by U.S. News & World Report.

If you have cancer, the choice is clear. Make an appointment today by calling 412-647-2811.

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