Surgery may be used to diagnose and/or remove tumors. Our surgeons and interventional radiologists excel at both traditional and minimally invasive procedures. We offer a broad range of sophisticated surgeries, including advanced procedures that are currently not available in many hospitals, such as the following:
- Bladder Reconstruction
In this amazing surgery, the cancerous bladder is removed, along with a piece of intestine, which is used to reconstruct a bladder. The surgeon then repairs the cut intestine and sews the new bladder into place.
- Endoscopic Brain Surgery
In this minimally invasive procedure, an endoscope is put through the nasal passages and then slipped through a small incision, allowing the surgeon to remove pineal or pituitary tumors at the base of the brain through the patient’s nose.
- Kidney (Nephron)-Sparing Surgery
Nephron sparing surgery (NSS), also known as partial nephrectomy, is a procedure in which only the cancerous part of the kidney is removed. What remains of the kidney retains its function. This procedure is only performed for early-stage kidney cancer, in appropriate patients.
- Laparoscopic Colectomy
Where appropriate, our surgeons can remove a cancerous part of the colon through laparoscopic surgery. The surgeon uses a narrow, tube-like instrument called a cannula to enter the abdomen through a small incision. Carbon dioxide (CO2) gas is pumped into the abdomen through the port to create more space for the surgeon to work. A laparoscope is inserted through the port, enabling a lighted view of the internal organs on a TV monitor. Then, additional cannulas are inserted so the surgeon can use tiny instruments to operate inside the abdomen.
- Nerve-Sparing Radical Prostatectomy
If the bundle of nerves surrounding the prostate appears cancer-free, the surgeon removes just the prostate. These nerves are responsible for erections, and if they are not damaged, men have a better chance at having erections again.
- Nerve-Sparing Retroperitoneal Lymph Node Dissection
In retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND), abdominal lymph nodes are removed to diagnose and determine the stage of testicular cancer. In certain cases, this procedure can be performed minimally invasively so as to preserve a man’s ability to ejaculate.
- Oncoplastic Breast Surgery
Oncoplastic breast surgery applies the latest plastic surgery techniques to those undergoing large lumpectomies that will affect the breast’s size and shape. The surgeon shapes the remaining tissue, realigns the nipple and areola, restores a natural appearance, and then modifies the opposing breast for symmetry.
- Skin- and Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy with Reconstruction
Also known as a subcutaneous mastectomy, this procedure preserves the skin of the breast and the nipple. The surgeon uses an incision in the fold under the breast or around the areola (the colored area around the nipple) to remove the affected breast tissue and replace it with an implant.