Surgery is an important treatment for many neuroendocrine tumors. In select cases, surgery may cure the disease if the tumor is localized and low-grade. The Mount Sinai is the first in the world to offer a procedure called EVOTE (Endovascular Occlusion Tumor Excision) for NETs. This procedure involves occlusion of blood vessels to aid in the resection of neuroendocrine tumors.
Liver resection may also be performed in conditions where NETs have metastasized to the liver. This entails removing segments of the liver containing the tumors.