Breast cancer surgery
Our surgeons perform the latest procedures to remove cancerous tumors, save as much of your breast as possible, and meet your cosmetic needs. Surgical treatments include:
- Lumpectomy: Surgery that removes the tumor and some surrounding healthy breast tissue
- Oncoplastic surgery: One procedure that both removes the tumor and reshapes the remaining breast tissue for a more natural, symmetrical appearance
- Quadrantectomy: Removal of large tumors (and about one-quarter of the breast) that previously required a total mastectomy
- Multifocal tumor lumpectomies: Surgery that removes multiple tumors but saves most of the breast, which in the past required removal of the entire breast
- Mastectomy: Removal of the entire breast and sometimes other surrounding tissues
Colorectal cancer and anal cancer surgery
Our expert surgeons perform leading-edge procedures for early and advanced colorectal cancers. When cancer affects the rectum, we strive to preserve the sphincter muscle and bowel function. We offer:
- Transanal excision surgery: Removal of rectal tumors and some surrounding tissue in stage 1 rectal cancer through the anus, instead of via a large incision
- Transcoccygeal surgery: Removal of tumors that are higher up in the rectum, through the tailbone
- Total mesorectal excision: Removal of the entire mesorectum, fatty tissue next to the rectum that contains blood vessels and lymph nodes, to reduce the likelihood of cancer recurrence
Our surgeons typically remove polyps and treat early-stage colon cancer during a colonoscopy. Using tools passed through the colonoscope, we can perform:
- Polypectomy: Removal of polyps from the colon wall with electric current from a wire loop
- Local excision: Removal of small cancers and some surrounding tissue from the colon
When colon cancer has spread or requires more extensive surgery, our specialists remove part of the colon (called hemicolectomy). In some cases, when other conditions accompany colon cancer, such as inflammatory bowel disease, surgeons remove the entire colon (called total colectomy).
To treat diverticulitis complications, our surgeons may remove the damaged parts of your colon and reattach the colon to the rectum. In some cases, surgeons reattach the colon to the abdomen and insert a temporary or permanent pouch to collect stool (colostomy).
To remove your gallbladder, our surgeons can perform an open or laparoscopic cholecystectomy. If complications arise, the surgeon can switch from a laparoscopic procedure to open surgery.