Oncology Hospital

HIMA • San Pablo Oncology Hospital, is a one stop shop for oncology care. It is the most comprehensive cancer hospital in Puerto Rico and the region. It is the only private facility in Puerto Rico  accredited   by the Commission on Cancer .Accreditation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons, demonstrates a cancer program’s commitment to providing high-quality, multidisciplinary, patient-centered cancer care.

CoC accreditation is nationally recognized by organizations, including the National Cancer Institute, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, National Quality Forum, American Cancer Society, and The Joint Commission, as having established data-driven performance measures for the provision of quality cancer care.

The standards set the framework for a program that provides high-quality, patient-centered care and access to the full scope of cancer care services required to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate, and support.

Additionally in 2016 the Oncological Hospital became a participating facility of the the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), a National Cancer Institute supported clinical trials group, is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research. The COG unites more than 9,000 experts in childhood cancer at more than 200 leading children’s hospitals, universities, and cancer centers across North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe in the fight against childhood cancer.

The Oncological Hospital is composed of experienced physicians specialized in cancer which have weekly  Tumor Boards , Oncology Certified Nurses (OCN) and allied health professionals with an extensive experience in Oncology such as: nutritionist, patient navigator, health educator, social worker, research coordinator, certified tumor registrars and psychosocial coordinator among others. We are committed to provide comprehensive cancer care to all our patients and contribute in making HIMA•San Pablo Oncologic Hospital the best alternative for oncological care in Puerto Rico.

Our physicians perform breakthrough surgeries ;  is the only hospital  in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean offering Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) with DaVinci®, Neurosurgical Oncology, and Radioembolization (Yttrium 90). The Hospital also offers treatment in radiation oncology, brachytherapy, and robotic radiosurgery (Cyberknife®), leading to better outcomes .


Adult Hematology / Oncology Unit

Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Unit

Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Unit including Bone Marrow Suites


Medical Oncology- Adult and Pediatrics

  • Chemotherapy•Hormone Therapy•Biological Agents
  • Neuro- Oncology
  • Bone Marrow Transplant

Radiation Oncology –Adult and Pediatrics

  • Linear Accelerators: IMRT, 3D Conformal, IGRT, VMAT Technology
  • High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy •Brachytherapy
  • Cyberknife ® Robotic Radiosurgery


Sub-specialists  -Breast Radiology, Neuroradiology and Pediatric Radiology

Interventional Radiology

Sonography and CT Guided Biopsy•Radioablation of Tumors•Chemoembolization•Biliar and Renal Stents•Tumor embolization•Paracentesis and Thoracentesis•Percutaneous Biopsy

  • Radioembolization (Yttrium 90)

Nuclear Medicine

Pet CT•Gamma Camaras: Spect, Spect CT, Bone Scan, Gallium Scan, Liver and Spleen Scan • Octreotide Scan , MIBG Scan , Sestamibi Tumor Imaging • Radioembolization• Sentinel Node• Diagnosis and Therapies for Thyroid Cancer (I-131 Iodine Therapy)


Surgical Pathology • Cytopathology•Molecular Pathology•Muscle Biopsy•Immunohistochemistry•Immunofluorescence•Flow Cytometry•Neuropathology•Muscle Biopsy•Transplant Pathology•Fine Needle Aspiration Thyroid Byopsy

Surgical Care

Surgical Oncology•Head and Neck and Cranial Base Oncology•Neurosurgical Oncology•Urology•Peripheral Vascular Surgery•Sentinel Node Biopsy•Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery•Reconstructive Breast Surgery•Breast Surgery•Gynecologic Oncology

  • Robotic Surgery -DaVinci®

Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS)•Urologic Oncology•Gynecologic Oncology

Multidisciplinary Support Services

Patient Navigation•Psychosocial and Palliative Services•Patient Education•Ostomy Education and Support Program•Community Outreach Program•Pediatrics and Adults Support Groups•Survivorship Program•Prevention and Early Detection Programs•Thanatology and Spiritual Counseling•Research Division•Certified Oncology Nurses (OCN)•Nutritional Services•Rehabilitation Services•Speech, Language, Swallowing Therapy•Pain Management•Cancer Registry

  • HIMA•San Pablo Oncological Foundation

Clinical Research

Collaborative Work

Centro Comprensivo de Cáncer UPR•Ponce School Medicine • Moffitt Cancer Center

Medical Second Opinion Program  


Cyberknife 2   Pet CT