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City of Hope South Pasadena

To make an appointment call: 877-998-7546 or fill out our request an appointment form.
 
209 Fair Oaks
South Pasadena, CA 91030
626-396-2911 - Fax

City of Hope South Pasadena is a 22,000 square foot state-of-the-art outpatient cancer center which serves the San Gabriel Valley, San Fernando Valley and parts of greater Los Angeles.
 
Located on Fair Oaks Avenue in South Pasadena, California, the Cancer Center is staffed by nationally recognized physicians from City of Hope who provide expertise in the following areas :
 
  • Medical Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology 
  • Hematology
  • Surgical Oncology & Breast Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Urology, Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery
 
City of Hope South Pasadena is among the first in Los Angeles to offer RapidArc, a new advanced non-surgical treatment that destroys tumors. Using computerized image-guided technology, RapidArc conforms to the tumor, sparing healthy tissue and organs from radiation. In addition to its precision, RapidArc is up to 8 times faster than other advanced radiation therapies. Many treatments are as short as just a few minutes - giving patients more time to do the things they enjoy most.
 
In addition, with expertise in minimally invasive and robotic surgery, City of Hope South Pasadena surgeons provide patients with the latest treatment options that reduce recovery time and improve outcomes. Collaborating to discover, develop and implement innovative strategies for the prevention and treatment of cancer, our physicians bring nationally recognized expertise in cancer care and research to the local community.
 
 
City of Hope Medical Foundation contracts for physician services rendered at City of Hope and in our community practice sites. Please note that although we strive to keep this information current, it is subject to change without notice. For questions related to your specific coverage at this site, please contact your insurance provider directly. You can find that phone number on your insurance card or in your benefits book.
 
    
If you wish to receive treatment at a City of Hope location or with a City of Hope physician but we do not currently contract with your insurance plan, contact your insurance company and ask about obtaining authorization to receive treatment here. Every medical situation - and every insurance plan - is different, and there is no guarantee that coverage can be secured. But it is reasonable to make this request, and to ask your insurance company to review the matter with City of Hope Medical Foundation directly.
 

South Pasadena Physician Directory

South Pasadena

City of Hope South Pasadena

To make an appointment call: 877-998-7546 or fill out our request an appointment form.
 
209 Fair Oaks
South Pasadena, CA 91030
626-396-2911 - Fax

City of Hope South Pasadena is a 22,000 square foot state-of-the-art outpatient cancer center which serves the San Gabriel Valley, San Fernando Valley and parts of greater Los Angeles.
 
Located on Fair Oaks Avenue in South Pasadena, California, the Cancer Center is staffed by nationally recognized physicians from City of Hope who provide expertise in the following areas :
 
  • Medical Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology 
  • Hematology
  • Surgical Oncology & Breast Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Urology, Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery
 
City of Hope South Pasadena is among the first in Los Angeles to offer RapidArc, a new advanced non-surgical treatment that destroys tumors. Using computerized image-guided technology, RapidArc conforms to the tumor, sparing healthy tissue and organs from radiation. In addition to its precision, RapidArc is up to 8 times faster than other advanced radiation therapies. Many treatments are as short as just a few minutes - giving patients more time to do the things they enjoy most.
 
In addition, with expertise in minimally invasive and robotic surgery, City of Hope South Pasadena surgeons provide patients with the latest treatment options that reduce recovery time and improve outcomes. Collaborating to discover, develop and implement innovative strategies for the prevention and treatment of cancer, our physicians bring nationally recognized expertise in cancer care and research to the local community.
 
 
City of Hope Medical Foundation contracts for physician services rendered at City of Hope and in our community practice sites. Please note that although we strive to keep this information current, it is subject to change without notice. For questions related to your specific coverage at this site, please contact your insurance provider directly. You can find that phone number on your insurance card or in your benefits book.
 
    
If you wish to receive treatment at a City of Hope location or with a City of Hope physician but we do not currently contract with your insurance plan, contact your insurance company and ask about obtaining authorization to receive treatment here. Every medical situation - and every insurance plan - is different, and there is no guarantee that coverage can be secured. But it is reasonable to make this request, and to ask your insurance company to review the matter with City of Hope Medical Foundation directly.
 

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Top-level Cancer Treatment Closer to You
Vijay Trisal, M.D., associate professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology and medical director of City of Hope’s community practices, explains the importance of bringing top-level cancer treatment to local communities in and around the greater Los Angeles area. Watch »
With Cancer, Expertise Matters

 
Cancer patients need to have confidence in their treatment plans by exploring all possible options. Often that means they should get a second opinion. For these four patients, getting a second opinion from experts at City of Hope was life-saving.
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Our aggressive pursuit to discover better ways to help patients now – not years from now – places us among the leaders worldwide in the administration of clinical trials.
 


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