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Oncology surgery involves various surgical procedures that are used to diagnose, evaluate and treat cancers and other cancer-related symptoms.


There are various types of cancer surgeries as well as different sub-types of these surgeries. Before deciding on cancer surgery the doctor/physician will take into consideration several factors, such as the size, type and location of cancer as well as the patient’s age, medical history and other health factors.


What are the types of Oncology surgery?


As mentioned earlier, there are various types and sub-types of oncology surgical procedures. These are the commonly used diagnostic uses of oncology surgery:


Biopsy – This is a minimally invasive surgical diagnostic technique. It involves removing a small portion of the suspected cancer/tumor and sending the sample for detailed analysis to a pathology lab. This helps to learn more about the type of cancer/tumor and then decide on the best course of treatment for it.


There are two types of biopsy procedures:


  • Incision biopsy – In this, a small piece of the suspected cancerous/tumor mass is removed for pathological inspection.

  • Excision biopsy – In this, the entire suspected mass is removed (mostly when it is a mole or abnormal bump)

  • Laparoscopic surgery – A laparoscope is a small, thin and flexible surgical tube which is fitted with a powerful tiny video camera and cold-light source. This laparoscope is inserted into the body through a very small (1-2 mm) incision and allows the oncology surgeon to view the cancer/tumor in a real-time and better way. The laparoscope device also has similar tubes fitted with tiny effective surgical instruments. These are then used to remove the cancer or tumor without the need to make large incisions. Minimally invasive laparoscopic oncology surgery is less painful and allows faster recovery as well.

  • Laser surgery – An ultra-modern oncology surgery technique, this uses a powerful and precise beam of laser light to destroy the cancerous cells.

  • Cryosurgery – This minimally invasive oncology surgery procedure involves using super-cooled liquid nitrogen to kill the tumor or cancer cells completely.

  • Microscopic controlled surgery – This is an effective minimally invasive cancer surgery for skin cancers. In this, the surgeon will remove the damaged skin layers gently, one at a time, till at the cancer-affected layers have been safely removed.

  • Endoscopy – This minimally invasive oncology surgery technique uses a thin tube attached with a light and camera at one end to view the cancerous or tumor tissue. Endoscopes are inserted from the natural orifices of the body (such as mouth, rectum or vagina) to reach the cancer-affected internal organs. This surgery is also useful in performing biopsy of a suspected cancerous tissue.


With the progress in surgical science, the various cancer surgery treatment methods are also being improved. All these oncology surgery methods and techniques are aimed at diagnosing and identifying the cancer/tumor and to remove them using conventional or innovative surgical and minimally invasive surgical techniques.


Why choose Widestate Medicare for Oncology surgery?


Widestate Medicare aims to provide each patient with the most effective cancer surgery treatment. Widestate has connections to many world-class hospitals and cancer-specialty healthcare centers all across the globe in popular destinations, such as Dubai, Thailand, Malaysia, etc. These are all world-class hospitals that are renowned for their modern and successful oncology surgery and cancer treatment services. Widestate Medicare helps cancer patients to fight back with more power through affordable and effective cancer surgery and treatments.


Staging – Oncology surgery is also useful for staging the cancer. This process is evaluation of the cancer cells, their nature as well as their rate of growth (if any). This diagnostic oncology surgery helps to learn the spread of the cancer to surrounding tissue or organs, which is helpful in deciding the best-suited cancer treatment for it.


Tumor removing – This is also called as ‘Primary surgery’ or ‘Curative surgery’. This cancer surgery is used to remove any tumor and marginal surrounding healthy tissue. The oncology surgeon will often combine this cancer surgery with other cancer treatments, such as radiotherapy or chemotherapy, etc to ensure complete removal of tumor as well as prevent recurring of cancer in the spot.


Conventional tumor removal surgery will require making large incisions in the skin and underlying muscles/tissues to reach the tumor for effective removal. There are various modern minimally invasive surgical procedures available now that help in lesser pain and faster recovery.


De-bulking – When the tumor is in such a location which, if attempted to be removed entirely, might damage surrounding healthy tissue, nerves or blood vessels then the surgeon will remove as much of the tumor as possible without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue.


After this, the surgeon will use other cancer treatment methods, such as radiotherapy or chemotherapy, to shrink/destroy the tumor completely in a safer manner.


Palliative Surgery – This form of cancer surgery is used to treat the painful side-effects of cancer or tumor. This is an important part of the comprehensive oncology surgery and treatment area.


This type of cancer care surgery is most useful in relieving pain being caused by a pinched/damaged nerve or to restore normal functioning of other part of the body that have been affected by the cancer or tumor.


Prevention surgery – This part of oncology surgery deals with preventing tumors and cancers from developing. It involves removing pre-cancerous polyps and other abnormal growths that are at risk of becoming cancerous.


Minimally Invasive Oncology Surgery


There are various techniques used in minimally invasive oncology surgery. As medical and surgical science progresses, it is now possible to get cancer surgery treatment using high-tech least invasive surgical techniques. These are some of the popular and effective minimally invasive oncology surgery techniques:


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