Surgical Services

Sometimes surgery is needed in the fight against cancer. St. Vincent's HealthCare (SVHC) professionals blend today's most advanced techniques with compassionate care to help you through this time. 

General Surgery and Breast Surgery

Highly skilled and trained surgeons work closely with the SVHC nursing and surgical staff to provide state-of-the-art operative procedures in a safe and healing environment.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Expert physicians use our outstanding operating room and team up with our nursing staffs to provide the latest procedures and treatments. Along with our signature compassionate care, they help restore cancer patients' physical and emotional well-being.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery (also known as MIS, laparoscopic, or endoscopic surgery) allows physicians to perform many types of surgical procedures through very small incisions.da Vinci



  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less pain and scarring
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less blood loss and fewer transfusions
  • Faster recovery
  • Quicker return to normal activities


Robotic-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery

By dramatically enhancing visualization, precision, control and dexterity, the da Vinci® System overcomes the limitations of traditional laparoscopic technology, helping physicians to perform complex surgery in a manner never before experienced. With enhanced surgical capabilities, physicians are now able to extend the benefits of minimally invasive surgery to the broadest possible range of patients.


Enabling Technology

The da Vinci Surgical System consists of an ergonomically designed surgeon’s console, a patient-side cart with four interactive robotic arms, a high-performance vision system and proprietary EndoWrist® Instruments.

The System cannot be programmed, nor can it make decisions on its own. The da Vinci System requires that every surgical maneuver be performed with direct input from your surgeon.

The da Vinci Surgical System has been successfully used in tens of thousands of minimally invasive procedures worldwide.

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Cancer Annual Report 2014

Each year the SVHC Cancer Committee prepares an annual report to the community highlighting the services, incident analysis, and major sites treated the previous year. Download the latest copy of this report here

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