Medical services

The different clinical services constitute the backbone on which the healthcare activity of MD Anderson Cancer Center Madrid is organised.


Digestive Surgery / Digestive Surgical Oncology


The Digestive Surgical Oncolgy Service deals with the diagnosis and surgical treatment of tumors in the digestive tract and the abdominal cavity: tumors of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, pancreas, biliary tract, liver, gallbladder, small intestine, colon and rectum, peritoneal carcinomatosis, mesenteric tumors, etc.



Radiation oncologists, gastroenterologists and the Endoscopy Unit, radiologists, pathologists and nutritionists work closely together every day with the Digestive Surgery Service to achieve the best results from surgical oncology, in accordance with the philosophy of multidisciplinary treatment of cancer governing MD Anderson Cancer Center Madrid.

  • High frequency intraoperative ultrasound for laparoscopic surgery
  • High resolution laparoscopic surgery equipment
  • Ultrasonic aspirator for hepatic surgery
  • Intraoperative radiotherapy
  • Perioperative interventional radiology
  • Intraoperative pathologic study (biopsy)
  • Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) equipment
  • Ultrasonic dissector

Laparotomic and laparoscopic access for surgical tumor staging, radical oncologic surgery, rescue surgery after tumor recurrence and palliative surgery in the following processes:

  • Esophageal cancer:Esofaguectomía total
    • Total esophagectomy
    • Transhiatal esophagectomy
    • Substitution gastroplasty
    • Substitution coloplasty
    • Endoscopic resection
    • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Stomach cancer
    • Surgical staging
    • Radical gastrectomy
    • Cytoreduction
  • Pancreatic cancer
    • Cephalic duodenopancreatectomy
    • Central pancreatectomy
    • Caudal pancreatectomy
    • Gallbladder preserving surgery
    • Surgery with arterial and venous reconstruction on the hepatic-splenic-portal-esenteric confluence
  • Colorectal cancer
    • Segmental colectomy
    • Hemicolectomy
    • Subtotal colectomy
    • Rectal reservoirs/sphincter preserving rectal surgery
    • Rectal amputation
    • Pelvic exenteration
    • Neobladder formation
  • Primitive hepatic and biliary tract tumors and hepatic metastasis
    • Segmental surgery and major hepatic surgery: Hemihepatectomy
    • Trisegmentectomy
    • Mesohepatectomy
    • Planned two-stage hepatectomy in successive surgical approaches
    • Hepatic surgery with preoperative portal vein embolization
    • Intrahepatic biliary anastomosis
    • Hepatic resection with hilar vascular reconstruction
    • Radiofrequency treatment
  • Peritoneal Carcinomatosis
    • Cytoreduction and intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) in pseudomyxoma peritonei
    • Peritoneal mesothelioma
    • Primary peritoneal carcinoma
    • Gastric cancer, colorectal cancer, tumors of the appendix, etc.
  • Surgery with exeresis and vascular reconstruction (port and systemic territory)
  • Surgery wth multiorganic resection and exeresis and vascular reconstruction (with interposition of vascular grafts and prostheses) in different territories: cava vein, portal-mesenteric confluence, iliac vessels.


  • Adrenal Cancer
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Carcinoid Tumors
  • Colon Cancer
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Liver Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer

La Unidad de Cirugía Hepatobiliopancreática se encarga del diagnóstico y tratamiento quirúrgico de los tumores primarios del hígado, de las metástasis en hígado de otros tumores (colon, mama, ovario, etc), de los tumores de la vía biliar y vesícula biliar, y de los tumores sólidos y quísticos del páncreas. 

La Unidad cuenta con especialistas preparados, equipos multidisciplinares y dotación tecnológica específica que permiten responder a la complejidad técnica de esta cirugía.


Más información sobre Cirugía Hepatobiliopancreática - Hígado y Vía Biliar

Más información sobre Cirugía Hepatobiliopancreática - Páncreas