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.
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:
- Blood clots
- Delayed wound healing
- Slow recovery