Surgical Oncology

Definition:

Oncology is the specialty of treating cancer with surgery. There are many types of cancer surgeries, ranging from treatment of prostate cancer, mouth cancer, lung cancer to breast cancer.

Dhwani Hospitals,, Ahmedabad has one of the best Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery). The institution has always laid stress on preventing the disease and detecting it early, when there is the greatest chance for cure and our patients can live their life normally. The surgical oncology department at Dhwani Hospitals has a team of internationally qualified and trained surgical oncologists for every aspect of surgical management for cancer patients. All types of cancer surgeries are done as per international standard in the state-of-art operation theatres. The surgical team is backed by a well equipped postoperative intensive care unit for smooth recovery and round the clock support for all patients.

The surgeons at Dhwani Hospitals have kept abreast with the latest techniques in cancer surgery including organ and function preserving surgeries and laser surgery. Mouth, Head & Neck, Breast conserving surgery is performed.

Larynx preserving surgery is also performing in this institute. Radical prostate cancer and bladder cancer surgery is performed routinely on patients referred from all over the country and beyond.

How is cancer surgery used in treatment ?

Cancer surgery may be used to achieve one or more goals. Common reasons you might undergo cancer surgery include:

Cancer prevention: If there’s reason to believe that you’ll develop cancer in certain tissues or organs, your doctor may recommend removing those tissues or organs before cancer develops. For example, if you have a genetic condition called familial polyposis, your doctor may use cancer surgery to remove your colon and rectum because you have a high risk of developing colon cancer.

Diagnosis : Your doctor may use a form of cancer surgery to remove all or part of a tumor — allowing the tumor to be studied under a microscope — to determine whether the growth is cancerous (malignant) or noncancerous (benign).

Staging : Cancer surgery helps your doctor define how advanced your cancer is, called its stage. Surgery allows your doctor to evaluate the size of your tumor and determine whether it’s traveled to your lymph nodes. Additional tests might be necessary to gauge your cancer’s stage.

Primary treatment : For many tumors, cancer surgery is the best chance for a cure, especially if the cancer is localized and hasn’t spread. If there’s evidence that your cancer hasn’t spread, your doctor may recommend surgery to remove the cancerous tumor as your primary treatment.

Debulking : When it’s not possible to remove all of a cancerous tumor — for example, because doing so may severely harm an organ — your doctor may remove as much as possible (debulking) in order to make chemotherapy or radiation more effective.

Relieving symptoms or side effects : Sometimes surgery is used to improve your quality of life rather than to treat the cancer itself — for example, to relieve pain caused by a tumor that’s pressing on a nerve or bone or to remove a tumor that’s obstructing your intestine.

Surgery is often combined with other cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation. Whether you opt to undergo additional cancer treatment depends on your type of cancer and its stage.