Department of Surgery

Yuman Fong, M.D., Chair, Department of Surgery at City of Hope
Yuman Fong, M.D., Chair and Professor, Department of Surgery and The Sangiacomo Family Chair in Surgical Oncology

City of Hope’s Department of Surgery provides the highest quality surgical care for our patients in an environment where research and compassionate care thrive. The department is chaired by renowned surgeon Yuman Fong, M.D., an internationally recognized expert in cancer of the liver, gallbladder, and bile ducts.

At the forefront of surgical advances and specializing in the latest minimally invasive and laparoscopic procedures, the department is a world leader in robotic-assisted techniques. Guided by our skilled surgeons, our innovative surgical approaches result in more effective and accurate tumor removal, smaller incisions, shorter recovery times, and improved overall patient outcomes.

If you are looking for a second opinion consultation about your treatment, please call 800-826-4673 or 626-471-7100 to make an appointment. Please visit Your First Visit for more information.


Breast Surgery

The Division of Breast Surgery offers leading-edge technology for treating breast cancer, using fewer and smaller incisions to optimize comfort and recovery. The expert team specializes in breast-conserving surgery, which can remove early-stage tumors while achieving excellent cosmetic outcomes.

Colorectal Surgery

The skilled, board-certified experts in City of Hope’s Division of Colorectal Surgery have deep experience in techniques at the leading edge of their field. We serve the entire spectrum of colorectal diseases — both cancerous and noncancerous — with a combination of expertise, the most advanced technology and, most importantly, compassion. We aim to not only fight disease, but also bring patients hope.


City of Hope’s oncodermatology program provides seamless, comprehensive care for the full spectrum of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers and treatment-related skin conditions.

Gynecologic Oncology

The Division of Gynecologic Oncology brings together an expert team of surgeons trained in minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques, including preventative surgery for women at high risk for developing gynecological cancer.

Head and Neck Surgery

City of Hope offers a truly comprehensive approach to treating head and neck cancers. Our renowned head and neck surgeons specialize in the complex procedures often necessary to eradicate these tumors while preserving vital structures and function.


City of Hope’s Divisions of Neurosurgery and Neuro-oncology are pioneering the use of several novel therapies, which may offer new hope for a cure in many forms of brain cancer.

Orthopaedic Surgery

The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery provides diagnosis and treatment for patients with tumor-related problems of the musculoskeletal system, including bone and soft-tissue sarcomas.

Plastic Surgery

City of Hope’s Division of Plastic Surgery works closely with general surgeons, oncologists, and other team members to ensure an aesthetically pleasing and functional result following many types of cancer surgery.

Surgical Oncology

The Division of Surgical Oncology is dedicated to providing world-class personalized care through our network of expert physicians. We recognize the importance of patient-focused care as we collaborate with our multidisciplinary team of surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, geneticists and supportive care specialists.

  • Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery
  • Melanoma and sarcoma surgery
  • Upper gastrointestinal and mixed tumor surgery

Thoracic Surgery

The Division of Thoracic Surgery at City of Hope provides advanced surgical techniques for aggressive management of thoracic and lung cancers.

Urologic Oncology Surgery

The Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology offers surgery for: