The Division of Cancer Surgery incorporates The Departments of Surgical Oncology, Anaesthesia and… Pain Medicine, and The Perioperative Service.

It provides a comprehensive anaesthetic and surgical service for patients requiring surgery for cancer, excluding neurosurgery and thoracic surgery, which is provided by our VCCC partners at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Care is delivered through an integrated multidisciplinary approach, utilising purpose built, state of the art infrastructure. This involves new integrated operating theatres, including intraoperative radiotherapy, 2-D and 3-D laparoscopic equipment, and an established Di Vinci Robotic program.

Research is one of the 3 pillars of the Division, along with Clinical Care, and Education and Training. Research includes clinical, translational, and basic science research, and is embedded with the clinical program.

Education and Training is integral to the philosophy of the Division, and the Division undertakes training for resident, registrars, and fellows, across surgery in general and a range of surgical subspecialties, along with anaesthesia and pain medicine.

Find out more about:

  • Anaesthesia, perioperative Medicine, and pain medicine
    • Anaesthesia and preparing for your surgery
    • Risks and complications of anaesthesia
    • Peri-operative medicine (PAC clinic)
  • Surgical Treatment
  • Robotic assisted surgery
  • Surgical faculty and staff
  • Cancer Surgery & Anaesthesia: Perioperative & Pain Medicine Research
  • Reducing your risk of problems after surgery
  • Education, Training, and Fellowships

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Cancer Types

Peter Mac provides coordinated and comprehensive cancer care across 13 tumour streams. Find more information to help you understand your disease and the support and service Peter Mac provides specific to your cancer.

Treatment related side-effects

When treatment kills cancer cells, it also damages healthy cells. This can cause a range of different side effects. It is important to speak to your treating team about any side effects or symptoms you might be experiencing.

Cancer information & resources

Peter Mac provides a range of information for people with cancer, their families and carers. These resources cover living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis.