St. Luke's University Health Network

Cancer Surgery

Cancer Surgery & Treatments

Scheduling Surgery

If you require surgery, we will arrange for
pre-admission testing and will schedule
your surgical procedure. We will assist
you with insurance forms and the
insurance pre-certification process.
(l - r: Surgical Oncologists Drs. Darius
Desai, Lee Riley and Roderick Quiros)

St. Luke's has the region's only team of fellowship-trained surgical oncologists. Cancer surgery is all they do.

  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Liver/pancreatic cancer
  • Melanoma/sarcoma
  • Esophageal/stomach cancers

The doctors use the latest surgical procedures to achieve the best results for their patients. Some of these are listed below.


Sentinel Lymph Node

A nuclear medicine and surgical procedure that involves injecting dye around a tumor in order to identify a single lymph node at risk for the spread of cancer. Learn more about Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy.


Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA)

A surgical technique that transforms high-energy radio signals into intense heat that destroys inoperable liver tumors. Learn more about Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA).


Surgical Insertion of Pumps

The surgical implantation of a pump to direct chemotherapy to the liver. Learn more about Surgical Insertion of Pumps.


Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemoperfusion (HIPEC)

An advanced treatment only available at select cancer centers nationwide, including St. Luke’s University Hospital - Bethlehem Campus, where cancer specialists are treating patients with abdominal cancers with the HIPEC method.


Intravenous and Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (IPC)

These options are available to patients with advanced ovarian cancer. Learn more about Intravenous and Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (IPC).


Laparoscopic Surgery for Liver Tumors

Laparoscopic liver resections are being performed by our fellowship-trained surgical oncologists. Learn more about Laparoscopic Surgery for Liver Tumors.