At Cape Cod Healthcare, surgical oncology may be used for a variety of reasons – specifically to remove tumors and prevent the spread of cancer, but also as a diagnostic tool.
When used for diagnosis, surgical oncology assists in the biopsy of tissue, help determine the form of cancer, stage and the extent of the disease. In addition, cancer surgeons may implant treatment devices, perform reconstructive procedures and assist with pain management.
Minimally Invasive Cancer Surgery
Our oncology surgeons are trained in the latest techniques, including less invasive procedures that use smaller incisions and lead to a faster recovery. These procedures include:
At Cape Cod Healthcare we are also proud to offer cutting-edge robotic surgery options using the da Vinci® Surgical System to treat cancers of the lung, prostate and uterus.
Experienced Cancer Surgeons Right at Home
Within Cape Cod Healthcare’s Regional Cancer Network, our highly skilled surgeons are all board-certified. Our physicians have the education, skills and most importantly the expertise you’d expect from specialists with years of experience performing cancer surgery.
Throughout your treatment, you’ll be surrounded by a multidisciplinary team of compassionate, specially trained nurses, social workers and other professionals. You’ll also benefit from support services to help you cope, heal and thrive.