Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors are cancers that develop in the lining of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These tumors can spread to other parts of the body and require expert, comprehensive care.
Scripps cancer specialists treat intestinal cancers using the most advanced methods. Surgery is the most common treatment, and U.S. News & World Report ranked Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital among the best in the nation for gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery.
Our cancer teams personalize treatment to eliminate cancer while maintaining your quality of life. In addition, our multidisciplinary, collaborative board of cancer specialists reviews complex care plans to ensure patients receive the best possible care from diagnosis to recovery.
Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors are neuroendocrine tumors. They begin in the cells of the neuroendocrine system, which helps regulate digestion.
Scripps offers advanced treatments for gastrointestinal cancer, and when possible, Scripps surgeons perform gastrointestinal surgery using minimally invasive techniques that require only a few small incisions and potentially result in a faster recovery and less pain and scarring. Learn more about potential treatment options in the sections below.
If you’re diagnosed with a gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor, your Scripps cancer care team will develop a treatment plan based on where your tumor is located, whether it has spread and your overall health and lifestyle.
Your Scripps team includes professionals from every area of oncology, including gastroenterologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists and nurses who specialize in cancer care. Learn more about how Scripps puts you at the center of care.
Scripps diagnoses and treats gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors at numerous locations throughout San Diego County. From Chula Vista and La Jolla to Encinitas and beyond, our extensive network of Southern California cancer care centers includes:
- Four Scripps hospitals on five campuses
- Outpatient clinics
- Specialty cancer treatment centers
For details on specific centers and their services, visit cancer care locations.
As leaders in gastrointestinal cancer care, we know what it takes to fight a winning battle. That’s why we equip our patients with the support and resources necessary to achieve their best possible outcome. From connecting you with support groups and services to empowering you with the latest resources and research, Scripps helps you along every step of your cancer journey.