A cancer diagnosis can be a frightening thing. Fortunately, you don't have to travel far from home to get exceptional cancer care that follows the same approach and best-practice protocols as major cancer centers on the mainland—including innovative clinical trials.
Maui Health's team offers exceptional cancer diagnostics and care with excellent outcomes, right here where you and your family live. We offer a wide range of services, including genetic testing and counseling, surgery, and chemotherapy.
Fast and convenient appointments
When you find out you have cancer, you don't want to wait weeks or months to see a specialist. Our surgical oncologist is available to see newly diagnosed patients within a week of a referral—and often as soon as the next day.
Patients can also arrange telehealth visits for remote consultations.
Our surgical oncology team specializes in the management of complex cancers, including:
- Bile duct cancer.
- Breast cancer.
- Colon and rectal cancers. We have the ability to perform anal-preserving operations on patients with low rectal cancer who would otherwise require a colostomy.
- Liver cancer. Ours is one of a few select cancer centers to offer microwave ablation of liver tumors.
- Melanoma and other skin cancers.
- Pancreatic cancer.
- Parathyroid tumors and other endocrine cancers.
- Stomach and esophageal cancer.
- Thyroid cancer.
Cancer surgeries are offered primarily at Maui Memorial Medical Center (MMMC). However, surgical oncology consultations, telehealth communications and remote consultations can occur at any of Maui Health's sites, including at Lanai Community Hospital and Kula Clinic.
We follow the "Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)" program, which allows our patients to minimize the use of narcotic pain medicine after surgery and recover from operations more quickly with fewer complications.
Chemotherapy infusion services
Our chemotherapy infusion center is located at MMMC. This service is available by referral from a provider. The center is designed to make treatment as comfortable as possible, with 10 recliner chairs and two private rooms.
We offer treatments for cancer and hematology conditions (blood disorders). Specific services and procedures we provide include:
- Therapeutic phlebotomy.
- Port flushes.
- Port lab draws.
All the nurses at the infusion center are certified in chemotherapy and biotherapy. We also have several oncology certified nurses as well as a certified hospice and palliative care nurse.