At Surgical Oncology Specialists, our surgeons are trained in advanced medical technologies that include minimally invasive procedures using laparoscopic and robotic techniques. Our surgeons are board certified in surgery and fellowship trained in surgical oncology and hepatobiliary surgery. They remain dedicated to providing surgical care to adult patients of all ages.
Surgery to remove as much of cancer as possible is the primary treatment for breast cancer. There are several types of breast surgery. Your physician can explain the benefits and risks of each type.
Gallbladder surgery is called cholecystectomy. Removing the gallbladder can relieve pain and may also prevent future attacks. You can live a healthy life without your gallbladder.
Removing the tumor is the only way to cure liver cancer. Taking the whole tumor out will give you the best chance of survival. If the tumor can be removed, it is most often done during an operation called a liver resection or a partial hepatectomy.
A surgical breast biopsy requires an incision in the skin. This allows your doctor to take a large sample of tissue from the breast. In fact, the whole lump is often removed. The sample is then sent to a lab for study.
This is the main type of surgery to treat cancer in the upper part of the esophagus. It is done for people who have early stage esophageal cancer that has not spread to the stomach.
Surgery treats a hernia by repairing the weakness in the abdominal wall. To repair the defect, special mesh materials are used to patch the weak area and make a “tension-free repair.”
There are several types of surgery for pancreatic cancer. The type of surgery you need depends on the location of the tumor in the pancreas and whether all of the cancer can be removed.
Treatment for cancer is either local or systemic. Or you may have both. Local treatments remove, destroy, or control cancer cells in one certain place in the body. Surgery and radiation are local treatments.