Our surgical oncologists focus on surgical management of tumours especially cancerous tumours. Surgery offers the best chance to destroy & cure cancer; and is the oldest form of cancer treatment. All types of surgeries are performed by our surgeons depending on the patient’s clinical condition, type and stage of cancer. Surgery may also be used in combination with other treatment options. Our surgical oncology team designs the best option in consultation with the patient.
The various surgeries include:
Curative surgery - removes the cancerous growth from the body, utilised when the tumour is localised to a specific area of the body.
Preventive surgery - removes tissue that do not contain cancerous cells but may develop into a malignant tumour.
Diagnostic surgery - removes a tissue for testing and evaluation to identify the type and stage of cancer.
Debulking surgery - removes a portion of a cancerous tumour. Used when removing an entire tumour may cause damage to an organ or the body. Other types of treatment, such as chemotherapy and radiation, may be used after debulking surgery is performed.
Palliative surgery - used to treat cancer at advanced stages. It is provided for relieving the discomfort or to correct other problems cancer or cancer treatment may have created and not to cure the cancer.
Supportive surgery - similar to palliative surgery, it helps other cancer treatments work effectively.
Restorative surgery - used as a follow-up to curative or other surgeries to change or restore a person’s appearance or the function of a body part.