Oncologic Surgery

Oncologic surgery is surgery that can aid in diagnosing, staging and treating cancer. Typically associated with the management and removal of tumors, oncologic surgery can be very helpful to patients with cancer. It is important to note than not all cancers are treatable with surgery, as with leukemia. Some patients may also not be in the right state of health to undergo surgery or the tumor may be unable to be safely removed without any resulting consequences for the patient. Our doctors will work closely with you to determine if oncologic surgery is a viable option for you.

Oncologic surgery may also be used in addition to other treatment methods, like chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Oncologic surgery is also dependant on the size, type and location of the tumor, in addition to a patient’s age, state of health and additional medical concerns. For oncologic surgeries focusing on tumors, minimally invasive options like laparoscopic or robotic surgery may be available. Open surgeries may be used to treat other conditions that cannot be treated with minimally invasive techniques.

Surgical Risks

Our doctors are trained to perform all oncologic surgical procedures safely, however as with all surgeries, there are some risks involved with oncologic surgery. These include:

  • Bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Delayed wound healing
  • Pain
  • Slow recovery