Surgical cancer treatment in New Orleans
Touro is the place to go when you require advanced surgical treatment options for your cancer. Surgery is considered to be the foundation of cancer treatment for most patients. Surgery can be used on its own, or it can be combined with other treatment options such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
Is surgery right for me?
All cancer patients are different. Your doctor might recommend surgery based on the form of cancer you have as well as the stage of the cancer and whether or not it has spread. Certain cancers, like blood cancer, cannot be treated surgically. Forms of cancer that have spread to multiple parts of your body might not be effectively treated with surgery. Whether surgery is right for you depends on your condition and how your cancer has progressed. The cancer surgeons at Touro are experts in the field and will make sure you understand all your options.
Minimally invasive cancer surgery
Surgery can sometimes be invasive with long recovery times. We utilize less invasive forms of surgery that come with less pain and shorter recovery times when possible. Your doctor will discuss your surgery options with you. Some of the most common types of minimally invasive surgeries include:
This form of minimally invasive surgery uses liquid nitrogen to freeze cancerous cells.
This surgery creates small incisions in the skin using a thin tube that’s equipped with a camera.
This form of surgery uses a beam of strong light that removes affected tissue.
Microscopically Controlled Surgery
This surgery option is used for skin cancer and involves shaving off layers of cancer one at a time.
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