General Surgical Oncology Specialist

Avo Artinyan, MD, MS

Surgical Oncologist & Colorectal Surgeon located in Glendale, CA

Surgery is one of the primary treatments for all types of cancer. Avo Artinyan, MD, MS, of Academic Surgical Associates in Glendale, California, specializes in general surgical oncology. Taking a multi-disciplinary approach to care, Dr. Artinyan utilizes the most advanced surgical tools and techniques to help you get the best possible outcomes. To schedule your general surgical oncology consultation, call the office or book an appointment online today.

General Surgical Oncology Q & A

What is general surgical oncology?

General surgical oncology is a surgical specialty that treats solid organ cancer. At Academic Surgical Associates, Dr. Artinyan is an expert surgical oncologist who uses innovative and cutting-edge surgical options to ensure his oncology patients get the best outcomes.

When your life is at stake, time is of the essence. If you need to schedule a consultation for general surgical oncology, Dr. Artinyan offers appointments within one week of a referral.

What conditions need general surgical oncology?

Dr. Artinyan is an expert in the surgical treatment of all types of cancer. You may benefit from a consultation with this skilled surgical oncologist if you or someone you love has been diagnosed with:

  • Gastric cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Soft tissue sarcomas
  • Skin cancer
  • Peritoneal surface malignancies
  • Gastrointestinal stromal 
  • Neuroendocrine tumors

What techniques does a general surgical oncology program include?

Dr. Artinyan is an experienced surgical oncologist and utilizes many innovative and cutting-edge techniques when performing surgery as part of a general surgical oncology program. Some of the general surgical oncology tools and techniques he uses include:

Robotic surgery

Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery that combines laparoscopic tools and techniques with robotic technology. With robotic surgery, Dr. Artinyan performs complex procedures with greater precision and flexibility. 

Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS)

TAMIS is a surgical technique that combines laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques to treat rectal cancer. 

Totally intracorporeal laparoscopic and robotic surgery

Dr. Artinyan and the experts at Academic Surgical Associates are the only surgical oncologists performing totally intracorporeal laparoscopic and robotic surgery to treat colon cancer. 

With this technique, they perform the entire surgical procedure using minimally invasive tools and techniques. 

Irreversible electroporation (IRE) and ablation

IRE and ablation is an innovative technique that uses ultrasound-guided imaging to deliver a high-voltage electrical current to the cancerous tumor to destroy the cells. 

Dr. Artinyan has experience in treating complex diseases using advanced techniques. 

For expertise in general surgical oncology, schedule a consultation with Avo Artinyan, MD, MS, over the phone or online.