When treating cancer, a range of treatment options are used together for a more thorough and successful strategy. Surgery can often be helpful in the diagnosis and treatment of cancerous tumors.
What is cancer surgery?
Cancer (or oncologic) surgery refers to any surgical procedure performed in the diagnosis or treatment of cancer. Surgical techniques have advanced dramatically. Many surgeries can be performed using laparoscopy. This means smaller incisions, less pain, quicker healing and less scarring.
Types of conditions treated
Surgery can be used as part of diagnosis and treatment of cancer in any area of the breast, digestive system, and other areas. Conditions that can be treated, in part, with surgery include:
- Breast cancer.
- Colon and rectal cancers.
- Intestinal cancer.
- Skin cancer including Melanoma.
- Thyroid cancer.
- Adrenal cancer.
- Pancreatic cancer.
- Stomach cancer.
Surgery may be sufficient treatment on its own on some tumors. In other cases, it is used in conjunction with other treatments as part of a comprehensive approach. We will discuss your surgical treatment options with you and work together with your other healthcare professionals to provide the best care.
What are the benefits of oncologic surgery?
Modern surgeries allow for the removal of tumors while preserving the healthy tissue around it. We work together with specialists in fields that include medical and radiation oncology to ensure that you get the comprehensive care that you need.
We will work with you and these professionals in staging and assessing your cancer. This will allow us to determine whether your cancer is treatable with surgery and what the best approach will be.
Newer and more effective screening procedures mean that many individuals have diseases that are caught more quickly. These can often be cured with surgery alone.
In cases where additional treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy are used, surgery is an integral part of quality care. It allows more diagnostic information so that the most effective treatment can be used. For instance, a surgery may reveal lymph node involvement, which may mean a different treatment path than surgery that does not involve the lymph nodes.
Oncologic surgical treatments continue to be refined and improved. Surgery for cancer has in most cases become less invasive and better able to preserve normal appearance and function. Today's procedures involve lumpectomies and other processes that preserve healthy tissue to allow for faster and more complete healing and better prognoses.
Why choose The Surgery Group for oncologic surgery?
At The Surgery Group, we maintain our skills and expertise by staying current with the latest surgical techniques available today and always look to enhance your experience as a patient. As highly skilled surgeons, we perform the latest in laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgical procedures.
The Surgery Group focuses on a traditional and compassionate doctor-patient relationship. We bring together highly skilled experts at a range of facilities to ensure that you get the care that you need. We work with you to understand both your procedure and the post-care that will help you heal more quickly and completely. Our surgeons and staff are always available to answer questions to put your mind at ease and ensure that you understand your condition and the best treatment options
Areas of Surgery
Breast – Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, affecting one in eight women in their lifetime. Fortunately, it is usually fully treatable.
Colon and Rectal – Colon and rectal cancers are among the world’s most commonly diagnosed cancers. They are more common in people over the age of 50 years old.
Lymphatic – Lymphatic cells play an important role in the immune system, however; when lymphoma is present in the bloodstream, it can spread to other parts of the body.
Skin – There are four types of cutaneous cancers, are also referred to as skin cancers. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States.
The board-certified general surgeons at The Surgery Group have had many years of training and experience in surgical oncology. Our outcomes are typically better because of the sheer number of surgeries we have performed over the years.