We are fortunate to live in a time when more cancer surgical options are available than ever before. Cancer surgery involves the removal of any tumors and surrounding tissue during an operation, performed by a surgical oncologist. Surgery is the oldest type of cancer therapy and remains an effective treatment for many types of cancer today.Whenever possible, Dr. Ivy uses minimally invasive techniques to perform cancer surgery. He has fellowship training in advanced laparoscopic surgery and has trained other surgeons in reconstructive pelvic surgery. Choose from the options below to learn more about the basic surgical techniques available to you.