Northwest Hospital Surgical Oncology

Surgical Oncology at Northwest Hospital offers expertise in the treatment of the following diseases:

  • Liver/Bile Duct/Pancreatic Cancers
  • Esophageal/Gastric (stomach) Cancers
  • Colon/Rectal Cancers
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
  • Endocrine Tumors - Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal Glands
  • Melanoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Surgeons operatingBoth Dr. Mavanur and Dr. Didolkar are active members of several multidisciplinary cancer teams, including Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Radiology and Pathology.

Using the multidisciplinary approach to cancer care and working closely with radiation and medical oncologists allows the division to offer the most advanced treatments available, while limiting the morbidity associated with more radical approaches.

The use of sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer and melanoma can limit the need for complete lymph node dissections and allow the procedure to be performed on an outpatient basis. Pancreatic and hepatic cancers are staged with the use of a laparoscope (a camera to look inside the abdomen) prior to performing major surgery. Specialized surgical techniques are used for rectal cancer to improve outcomes as well as reduce the risk of sexual and urinary dysfunction after surgery.

Northwest Surgical Oncology is among the most active centers in Baltimore, and in Maryland, performing surgery for pancreatic cancer and tumors that have spread to the liver from other organs. The Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute is one of two centers in Maryland providing regional chemotherapy (chemotherapy directed only to the liver) with the use of an implanted pump.For more information, call 410-521-2200


Surgical Oncology
Northwest Hospital
5401 Old Court Road
Randallstown, MD 21133
Phone: 410-521-2200