What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery allows us to accomplish the same goals as conventional, open surgery, but with a much smaller incision or group of incisions.

What are the benefits?

Smaller incisions mean less blood loss, less pain, fewer complications, a shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery. You may need less pain medication and have a lower risk for infection. People get back to work and to their daily activities faster. Patients who need radiation or chemotherapy may be able to start those treatments sooner because they heal faster.

Which types of cancer can be treated with minimally invasive procedures at Valley Health?

When appropriate, minimally invasive surgery can be used for cancers of the colon and rectum, esophagus, small intestine (bowel), stomach (gastric cancer), pancreas, lung, urinary tract and liver as well as gynecological cancers.

is it appropriate for me?

Anyone who is medically fit for open surgery can have minimally invasive surgery. However, in some cases open surgery is the best option. We see every person we treat as an individual. We make treatment decisions with them and with the Cancer Center’s multidisciplinary team of oncologists, radiologists and other specialists based on their unique situation.

Minimal invasive Patient treated

A super obese lady with uncontrolled diabetes hypertension arthritis treated for cancer uterus via laproscopy surgery having uneventful recovery and cured of her disease. She was afraid of the surgery as at many other places where she previously consulted she was told about very high risk in view of her all these comorbidities

DR. Nitin and team at Apollo Hospitals, Ahmedabad, gave a new lease of life to a 56-year-old woman by surgically removing a 47 kg tumour, which is being claimed as the biggest non-ovarian tumour that has been successfully removed in the country.

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