Just diagnosed? Find experienced surgeons and hospitals near you
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This site helps you narrow the choices for cancer care in southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
You can select a type of cancer, the geographic area you want to search, and the number of years of data you want to review. The site will then show you a tally of the surgical procedures by hospital and by surgeon.
Experts say surgical volume can help determine the expertise of a surgeon or hospital. The busier surgeons and hospitals tend to produce better results for patients. But that's still just one step in choosing care.
You can also get more detailed information about each hospital, including accreditation and patient satisfaction surveys collected by the federal government.