What are the different types of cancer treatment procedure or cancer surgeries that are performed at Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai?

  • Oncoplasty

Breast cancer patients can opt for oncoplastic surgery to improve cosmetic outcomes. At the same time of breast conservation surgery, the surgeon will combine breast cancer tumor removal (a lumpectomy or partial mastectomy) and plastic surgery techniques (reconstructive surgery).

  • Radical Mastectomy

Radical mastectomy is a treatment for breast cancer which involves surgical procedure for removal of breast, underlying chest muscle (including pectoralis major and pectoralis minor), and lymph nodes of the axilla.

  • Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy is a surgical diagnostic procedure which is also known as diagnostic laparoscopy, is used to examine the organs inside the abdomen. It’s a low-risk, minimally invasive procedure that requires only small incisions.

  • Thyroidectomy

A thyroidectomy is an operation where all 0r part of the thyroid gland is surgical removed. It is often performed when a patient has thyroid cancer or some other condition of the thyroid gland (such as hyperthyroidism) or goiter by a endocrine or head and neck surgeons.

  • VATS Lobectomy

VATS lobectomy is the same as thoracotomy which allows surgeons to carry out exactly the same operation within the chest, but it is done through 3-4 small incisions without rib spreading rather than the large incision with rib spreading that a thoracotomy entail.

  • Combined Thoracoscopic and Laparoscopic Oesophagectomy

Combined thoracoscopic and laparoscopic minimally invasive esophagectomy for esophageal carcinoma with smaller trauma is a safe and reliable option which can done by shorter hospital stay, less blood loss, less pain and better appearance, especially for the elderly and those with poor lung function.

  • LAR surgery

LAR treats cancer of the rectum through surgical means. The part of your rectum which contains the cancer is removed while the remaining part of your rectum is reconnected to your colon which allows you to move your bowels in the usual way.

  • APR surgery

Abdominoperineal resection (APR) is used to remove rectal cancer that lies close to the anus by a standard surgical procedure. The anus is removed with the cancer through an APR procedure and forms a colostomy by attaching the cut end of the large bowel to the abdominal wall.

  • Bone marrow transplant

A bone marrow transplant is a surgical procedure which replaces the  bone marrow that has been damaged or destroyed by disease, infection, or chemotherapy. Bone marrow transplant involves transplanting blood stem cells which travel to the bone marrow where they produce new blood cells and promote growth of new marrow.

  • IMRT

An advanced type of radiation therapy used to treat cancer and noncancerous tumors is Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).  It manipulates photon and proton beams of radiation to conform to the shape of a tumor by using advanced technology.

  • Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection

The idea behind sentinel node dissection is to remove only the one node that is most likely to have it, instead of removing 10 or more lymph nodes and analyzing all of them to look for cancer. If the one node which is removed is clean, chances are the other nodes have not been affected.

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