Franciscan Health is at the forefront in the treatment of cancer using minimally invasive surgical techniques. Our cancer surgery departments lead the way in innovatively treating a wide range of cancers.
Leaders in Cancer Surgery
At Franciscan Health our surgeons are clinical leaders in the treatment of cancer using minimally invasive techniques. From robotic-guided to endoscopic microsurgery, we are at the forefront of next-generation surgery. In some cases, cancer can be removed using one incision - or even no incision. We have a large team of surgeons dedicated to the treatment of a wide range of cancers.
The physicians at Indiana Blood and Marrow Transplantation (IBMT) pioneered the first transplant program for blood cancer in Indiana. This groundbreaking work, including cutting-edge research, is carried on today at Franciscan Health's Cancer Center in Indianapolis.
Breast conservation surgery removes the tumor and some normal tissue around it but preserves the breast itself. Breast conservation surgery is also called a lumpectomy or partial mastectomy.
Plastic and reconstructive surgeons at Franciscan Health - as part of our breast reconstruction surgical team - help create personalized treatment plans to provide the best cosmetic results and options.
Our colon and rectal surgery department specializes in disorders of the lower gastrointestinal tract, rectum and colon. Our surgeons conduct advanced procedures and clinical research.
There are many reasons a woman may need a hysterectomy, including cancer of the uterus, cervix or ovaries, chronic pelvic pain and childbirth complications. Franciscan Health offers minimally invasive hysterectomy.
At Franciscan Health, our board-certified dermatologists are highly skilled in identifying and treating skin cancer with the most advanced methods available. Mohs micrographic surgery is a highly effective option for skin cancer surgery.
Franciscan Health utilizes The da Vinci Surgical System for robotic-assisted surgeries. The da Vinci Surgical System puts a surgeon's hands at the controls of a state-of-the-art robotic surgery tool. The result is one of the most effective, least invasive surgical treatments available.
When thyroid or parathyroid surgery is recommended, the specialized surgeons at Franciscan Health have a variety of minimally invasive options to promote healing, reduce pain and improve outcomes.
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is a minimally invasive surgical technique used to diagnose and treat problems in your chest.
More about robotic-assisted cancer surgery
The da Vinci® robotic surgery system enables our surgeons to perform the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with extraordinary precision. For patients, the benefits may include less pain, less scarring and a shorter recovery time. At Franciscan Health, we use robotics-guided cancer surgery to treat: