SURGICAL ONCOLOGY

The challenges and complexities of cancer treatment are to be seen with utmost care. Our Surgical Oncology Department is dedicated to providing comprehensive and specialized surgical care for patients diagnosed with cancer. With a team of highly skilled surgeons and advanced technology, we are committed to delivering the highest quality of care and improving patient outcomes. We utilize minimally invasive surgical techniques, including laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgeries, whenever possible. These procedures offer smaller incisions, reduced pain, faster recovery, and better cosmetic outcomes for patients undergoing cancer surgery.

Faqs

When is surgery recommended as a treatment option for cancer?

Surgery may be recommended as a treatment option for cancer in several scenarios. It can be used to remove cancerous tumors that are localized and have not spread to other parts of the body. Surgery can also be performed to alleviate symptoms, restore organ function, or to remove a portion of the tumor for further treatment, such as radiation or chemotherapy.

How do I prepare for cancer surgery?

Preparing for cancer surgery involves several steps. Your surgical oncologist will guide you through the process, which may include undergoing preoperative tests, such as blood work and imaging scans, following specific dietary instructions, discontinuing certain medications, and refraining from smoking or alcohol consumption. It is important to follow the instructions provided by your healthcare team for a successful surgery.

What are the potential risks and complications associated with cancer surgery?

Like any surgical procedure, cancer surgery carries potential risks and complications. These can include bleeding, infection, adverse reactions to anesthesia, damage to surrounding tissues or organs, blood clots, and post-operative pain. Your surgical oncologist will discuss these risks with you and take necessary precautions to minimize them.

How long is the recovery period after cancer surgery?

The recovery period after cancer surgery varies depending on the type and extent of the surgery performed. It may range from a few weeks to several months. During this time, it is important to follow post-operative care instructions, including wound care, pain management, and any dietary or physical activity restrictions. Your surgical oncologist will provide specific guidelines for your recovery.