Surgical Oncology

Surgical Oncology

Spectrum Health has the largest and most comprehensive program in the region focused on the diagnosis and treatment of upper gastrointestinal malignancies. We are the only provider in West Michigan offering subspecialty tumors boards, multidisciplinary care and advanced technologies for difficult-to-treat upper gastrointestinal cancers, dramatically expanding treatment options for patients. 

The UGI Tumor Board (multispecialty team conference) is held weekly at Spectrum Health Cancer Center to prospectively review complex patient cases. Together, the board determines the best treatment option for each patient. Among the specialties represented on this tumor board are surgical, medical and radiation oncology; pathology; gastroenterology; interventional radiology; research; and genetics. As the referring physician, you are invited to attend your patient’s multispecialty team conference or any of our disease site-specific tumor boards.

Special Programs

  • Liver Nodule Clinic
  • Minimally invasive and robotic surgery
  • Irreversible Electroporation with NanoKnife®
  • TheraSphere®—transarterial radioembolization of liver cancers
  • Hyperthermic introperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)

Our team-based approach, wide array of services, clinical expertise and focus on quality differentiate our program and make it a center of excellence and a destination for care.