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Surgical Oncology

Surgical Oncology Procedures

Surgical oncology treatments include all open and minimally invasive surgical procedures used to treat cancer. Treatment of cancer typically involves a team consisting of medical oncology and radiation oncology. Advanced surgical oncology treatment options include:

  • Microvascular techniques — Involves detaching and reattaching skin and blood vessels from one site of the body to another site.
     
  • Cryosurgery — Use of liquid nitrogen, or a probe that is very cold, to freeze and kill cancer cells.
     
  • Radiofrequency ablation — Use of high frequency electrical currents to destroy cancer cells.
     
  • Minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopic and robotically assisted techniques — use of a viewing tube with a lens or camera inserted through a small incision in the abdomen to examine organs and remove tissue.