Surgical oncologists at Wake Forest Baptist’s Comprehensive Cancer Center perform over 1,000 major operative procedures for cancer and see approximately 7,500 outpatients annually. We provide surgical care for patients with cancers of the GI tract, liver, pancreas, gallbladder/bile duct, and breast, as well as melanoma and sarcoma. 

Our surgical oncology program is internationally known for its Peritoneal Surface Malignancy program which treats patients with advanced abdominal cancer with cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). We have published extensively on this topic and our faculty is considered leaders in the field. Our liver and pancreas cancer program is the busiest in our 19 county referral area. We offer minimally invasive liver and pancreatic resections and are in the process of developing a robotic surgery program to perform complex abdominal cancer operations through smaller incisions to improve postoperative recovery and decrease infection. 

The Breast Center at the Comprehensive Cancer Center was the first center in the region to receive full accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Administered by the American College of Surgeons, it offers multidisciplinary clinic evaluation of breast cancer patients so they can have a comprehensive consultation with one visit to determine the best treatment plan for their cancer.

Compassionate and Patient-Focused Treatment

Most importantly, we treat every patient with warmth and compassion. We become a part of your extended family as you and your loved ones navigate your diagnosis and treatment process. Together, we work towards a successful outcome and a hopeful outlook.

The Story of Cancer at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

Being treated at our comprehensive cancer center means you not only have access to physicians who are leaders in advancing cancer care, but you also become part of our cancer family. 

Our physicians, nurses and staff take pride in treating patients and their families with compassion and kindness, while working to achieve the best possible outcome for each patient.