As part of the cancer care multidisciplinary team, our surgeons coordinate care with oncologists, radiologists and pathologists to help decide the best course of treatment for each patient.
Surgery is a common cancer treatment for breast, prostate, colorectal and other cancers. Surgery may be performed for prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of cancer. Surgery may be the sole treatment, or combined with other cancer treatments such as radiation therapy or chemotherapy. Some surgeries may require hospitalization and other surgeries can be done as outpatient procedures.
MemorialCare’s skilled surgeons provide the highest quality of care. Our surgical centers are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to enable the most advanced surgical procedures to be performed.
Minimally Invasive Surgery Procedures
The primary goal for surgical procedures for cancer treatment is to remove cancer cells or tumors from the body. We specialize in minimally invasive surgery procedures and methods to spare healthy tissue, reduce scarring and bleeding, and accelerate recovery time.
Types of Minimally Invasive Surgeries
Laparoscopic Surgery – small incisions are made for a laparoscope (a tiny camera connected to a video cord) and surgical tools to be inserted into the body. By watching a monitor, the surgeon is able to see inside the body to perform the surgery.
Some types of laparoscopic surgery for cancer treatments include:
- Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery – a procedure for colorectal cancer.
- Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery – gynecological procedures for cervical, ovarian and uterine cancer.
- Laparoscopic Kidney Surgery – a procedure for kidney cancer.
- Laparoscopic Liver Surgery – a procedure for liver cancer.
- Laparoscopic Pancreas Surgery – a procedure for pancreatic cancer.
- Laparoscopic Prostate Surgery – a procedure for prostate cancer.
- Laparoscopic Thoracic Surgery – a procedure for lung cancer.
Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) - a procedure for lung cancer. Small incisions are made for a thoracoscope (a tiny video camera connected to a video cord) and surgical tools to be inserted into the body. By watching a monitor, the surgeon is able to see inside the body to perform the surgery.
Robotic Assisted Surgery - surgical procedures using robotic computer technology providing breakthrough minimally invasive surgical capabilities that offer greater surgical benefits.
What to Expect
We understand that preparing for a surgical procedure may cause anxiety. To help you feel more comfortable we have prepared a guide for surgery.