Surgery is used to remove tumors and prevent cancer from spreading or returning.
Surgery is also a diagnostic tool. It’s used to biopsy tissue, diagnose cancer and stage the extent of the disease. In addition, cancer surgeons implant treatment devices, perform reconstructive procedures and assist with pain management.
For more information about surgical approaches to cancer treatment, turn to our online Health Library.
Minimally Invasive Cancer Surgery
Our surgeons train in the latest techniques, including less invasive procedures that use smaller incisions and lead to a faster recovery. These procedures include radiofrequency ablation using laparoscopy and image-guided assistance to treat tumors.
We also perform robotic surgery using the da Vinci® Surgical System to treat cancers of the lung, prostate and uterus.
Experienced Cancer Surgeons
At Cape Cod Healthcare’s Regional Cancer Network, our highly skilled surgeons are all board-certified. They have the proficiency and expertise you’d expect from specialists with years of experience performing cancer surgery.
Throughout your treatment, you’ll be surrounded by a caring team of specially trained nurses, social workers and other professionals. You’ll also benefit from support services to help you cope, heal and thrive.