Gastrointestinal Cancers

Cancers of the Digestive System are Often Complex and Even Life-Threatening

Our team of specialists has advanced training and experience in treating gastrointestinal cancers, including:

They use some of the most novel therapies to treat gastrointestinal cancers, offering you the best chance for optimal outcomes and quality of life.

Advanced Surgical Approaches

Cancers of the gastrointestinal system often require complex surgeries that demand the skills and expertise of an experienced surgical team like that at Nebraska Medicine. Our surgeons offer unique and innovative surgeries to treat cancers affecting the liver, gallbladder, pancreas and small intestine including minimally invasive and robotic surgery and a unique treatment called intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy (HIPEC) or hot chemo. This approach is well-suited for treating cancer in the abdominal area since the organs and inner abdominal wall are at risk of cancer cells spreading from one area to another. In a small number of cases, patients may require a liver, intestine or small bowel transplant. Nebraska Medicine is home to one of the most active and prominent liver transplant and small bowel transplant centers in the world.

Research into Innovative Cancer Therapies

Personalized cancer therapies are play a growing role in cancer treatment and Nebraska Medicine researchers and clinicians are at the forefront of these advances bringing the latest clinical trials and breakthroughs to you.

This includes the development of new leading edge cancer treatments based on a person’s DNA as well as the use of immunotherapy—a personalized treatment approach that harnesses a patient’s own immune cells to recognize and attack the cancer. As a patient at Nebraska Medicine, you may have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials, giving you access to access to new treatment advances before they are available to the general public.

Supported by a Comprehensive Team of Specialists

Nebraska Medicines’ comprehensive network of more than 1,000 physicians includes doctors in 50 major specialties. This ensures you will receive the most competent care from experts in the field should your case require additional specialty care.