Oncology Surgery

At Children’s, our cancer surgery outcomes are some of the best in the U.S., according to data from the Pediatric Health Information Systems (PHIS) database. Oncology surgery team members perform state-of-the-art procedures , such as intraoperative MRI-assisted surgery and minimally invasive surgery.

Oncologists partner with pediatric surgeons, such as pediatric urology surgeons, neurosurgeons and ENT surgeons, depending on your child’s unique needs. More than 1,200 oncology surgeries are performed each year, making Children’s the largest provider of cancer surgeries in the Upper Midwest. Other invasive procedures, such as biopsies, and PICC line placement, are performed frequently at Children’s as well. For more information, visit Children’s cancer and blood disorders program page.

Our goal is to provide your child or teen with the best possible surgery experience. At Children’s:

  • Surgery is performed by a team of surgery and oncology professionals who specialize in the unique needs of children.
  • Pain is managed by a world-renowned interdisciplinary pain management team.
  • The health care team considers you to be an essential part of your child’s care team, because you know your child best.
  • Oncologic surgery is performed at the following Children’s locations:
    – Children’s – Minneapolis
    – Children’s – St. Paul

Some procedures may take place in the interventional radiology suites at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis or at United Hospital in St. Paul.

Contact us

If you are a family member looking for a Children’s hematologist/oncologist or wanting to schedule an appointment, call the outpatient clinic at Children’s – Minneapolis at 612-813-5940.

If you are a health professional looking for consultation or referral information, please call Children’s Physician Access at 1-866-755-2121 (toll-free).