Surgical oncology or cancer surgery – is a surgical treatment for cancer, when a tumor and, sometimes, nearby tissues are removed during open surgery or minimally invasive procedures. It is the oldest type of cancer treatment and remaining the most efficient for many types of cancer even today. The surgery is prescribed to remove the tumor, help your body work the way it used to, or relieve side effects.
Surgery for cancer
Despite of great achievements in pharmaceutical methods for coping cancer, the surgery is still playing fundamental role in treatment algorithms of the cancer patients.
The number of tumors which are potentially can be cured only with medications is limited. Chemotherapy and radiation can achieve complete regression of only small foci, and with large tumors, their size can only be shrinked. The large tumors cannot be completely removed from the body with medications alone. That is why the surgery is remaining the exact method allowing to eliminate the focus of disease. After the surgical removal of the tumor, treatment can either be completed, or the surgical treatment effect can be strengthened with appropriate chemotherapy.
Besides the traditional major surgeries (they are also called open surgeries), surgical oncologists have the opportunity to perform more delicate minimally invasive surgeries. This type of surgery allows accelerate the patient’s postoperative recovery, and therefore, to apply the necessary chemotherapy or radiation treatment as early as possible after tumor removal.
Despite the minimally invasive have become the gold standard of modern surgery, traditional open surgery in oncology remains in treatment collection. The choice of surgery method depends on many factors: the tumor size, its localization, the stage of cancer, the patient's condition, as well as the proven efficiency of the particular surgery method for the particular type of cancer.
Difficulties of cancer surgery
The patient preparing for oncosurgery is generally more complex than a general surgery patient. As a rule, these are older people, which means they have more pronounced accompanying pathology of the cardiovascular, endocrine, respiratory and nervous systems, with weight loss and are physically weakened, including after chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Besides this, cancer surgery require a larger volume than in conventional surgery, because cancerous tumors not only disrupt the functioning of the organ in which they developed, but also affect the function of adjacent organs, and this must be taken into account when managing tumors.
It turns out thus, that a difficult patient undergoes a complicate surgery. In such a situation, the work of the anesthesiology and intensive care service with its subtles in managing cancer patients plays a major role in the postoperative recovery of the patient. Therefore, oncosurgery goes hand in hand with oncoanesthesiology, and such a department launched in our Cancer center of the "Manufactura" clinic.
Despite the minimally invasive have become the gold standard of modern surgery, traditional open surgery in oncology remains important. The choice of surgery method depends on many factors: the tumor itself, its localization, the stage of cancer, the patient's condition, as well as the proven efficiency of the particular surgery method for the particular type of cancer.
Cancer surgery in Cancer Center of «Manufactura» clinic
For the successful cancer surgery in the «Manufactura» clinic we have created appropriate conditions including opportunity to quickly undergo radiation diagnostics, receive chemotherapy and radiation therapy, and in case of concomitant diseases (ischemic heart disease, diabetes, diseases of the nervous system, etc.) get the appropriate pre op preparation under the control of our specialty doctors, along with professional supervision of anesthesiologists and cardiologists, endocrinologists, neurologists and other doctors in the intensive care during postoperative period to recover.
In the Cancer center of «Manufactura clinic» Medical Center we perform surgical removal of the tumors of any complexity. Our surgical department is furnished and equipped with modern surgical equipment providing patients with the most effective treatment using both traditional open and minimally invasive methods.
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Cancer surgery in our clinic is performed depending on the cancer type and stage, the general condition of the patient, and in accordance with internationally recognized surgical practice. Only experienced sursical oncologists perform the surgeries. If the conditions of the disease and the patient's state allow, we perform organ-preserving or reconstructive operations.
The surgical oncologist always discusses with patients the scope of the intervention, as well as the treatment plan. If necessary, a consultation is held with specialty doctors who prepare the patient for the surgery and participate in his recovery in the intensive care unit.
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