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Surgery

Many times, the best treatment option for cancer is surgery. The surgical oncologists and specialists at the Baystate Cancer Program perform the most advanced procedures available to treat cancer, including minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery.

Minimally invasive procedures enable you to resume normal activities sooner than traditional open surgery and offer you:

  •  Faster healing
  •  Less bleeding and need for blood transfusions
  •  Less pain and trauma
  •  Less risk of infection
  •  Shorter hospital stays
  •  Smaller scars

Our surgeons collaborate with other cancer specialists, including medical and radiation oncologists, to provide a comprehensive treatment plan. Following surgery to remove a cancerous tumor, you may need to have follow-up treatments with chemotherapy or radiation.

Types of Surgery

Our experienced surgeons offer the latest, most minimally invasive procedures for:

  •  Adrenal Tumor Surgery, including partial and total adrenalectomy
  •  Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  •  Brain and Spine Cancer Surgery
  •  Breast Cancer Surgery, including lumpectomy, mastectomy, nipple-sparing mastectomy, oncoplastic surgery, and reconstruction
  •  Cholecystectomy (removal of gallbladder)
  •  Colorectal Cancer Surgery
  •  Gynecologic Cancer Surgery
  •  Liver Cancer Surgery, including chemo-embolization, laparoscopic liver resections, and partial hepatectomy
  •  Pancreatic Cancer Surgery, including distal pancreatectomies, and Whipple procedures
  •  Pituitary Gland Surgery
  •  Skin Cancer Surgery, including skin grafts and wide re-excisions
  •  Stomach Cancer Surgery, including partial and total gastrectomy
  •  Thoracic Cancer Surgery, including esophageal procedures, palliative procedures, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), complex lung sparing procedures, and complicated chest wall resections with reconstruction
  •  Venous Access Device Implantation, including external and totally implanted