Surgery to treat cancer,physically removing cancer
Application Fields of Surgical Treatment
Curative surgery is also applied within the scope of surgical oncology. However, the preliminary condition for applying curative surgery is that the disorder is limited to the organ or lymph nodes where it first appeared. In these patients, no remote metastasis should be present and, pathologically, no tumors must be present in the cross section obtained through surgical resection.
Tumors may be completely removed from patients, provided that their boundaries are well determined. However, there are cases where the tumor cannot be completely removed. In such cases, debulking surgery may be applied to minimize the bulk. Moreover, removal of metastases which are low in number improves the patient’s chances of a sound recovery.
Robotic Surgery with “da Vinci”
Laparoscopic operations that are performed with “da Vinci” surgical robot are defined as Robotic Surgery. These operations provide a great deal of advantages to the patient. In addition to the common advantages of all laparoscopic operations such as less pain, minimized scars on the skin, shorter stay in the hospital; there occurs less bleeding and the success rate of the operation is higher. “da Vinci” robotic surgery is performed especially in these major areas; Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, Urology, Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, General Surgery and Ear-Nose-Throat surgery.