Surgical oncology is a broad speciality that involves surgical procedures for cancers. Surgical oncologists or laparoscopic cancer surgeon provide holistic approach to cancers which include medical oncology and radiation oncology. Surgical oncologist is trained to approach the treatment based on overall knowledge of cancer like screening, diagnosis, various modalities of treatment like cancer surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Latest advancement in surgical intervention for cancer, the techniques used has become less invasive which result in less pain, less physical disfigurement, quicker recovery and functional retainability. Some techniques used by cancer surgeon are:
With the use of laparoscopic, robotic and other minimally invasive surgical procedures, there is minimal scarring, blood loss, hospital stay and faster healing.