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Cancer Surgery

Explore Your Options for Cancer Surgery in Mt. Pleasant, SC

Modern medicine offers more and better options for treating cancer symptoms and beating the disease. At East Cooper General Surgery, we’re proud to help patients like you get relief and improve your odds. Turn to our center for cancer surgery in Mt. Pleasant, SC, by an experienced and dedicated team.

Surgery can help patients with cancer in a variety of ways. The primary purpose is tumor removal, with the surgeon carefully extracting any cancerous or otherwise unhealthy tissue. If the cancer is localized, the entire tumor can be removed in many cases.

When the cancer has spread, our surgeons can still remove tumors that are causing you pain or creating dangerous pressure. In other cases, we may recommend tumor debulking, which removes a portion of the cancerous tissue. Debulking is a helpful option when it is too dangerous to remove the tumor entirely, and it can also help other treatments work better.

Dr. Steadman is also offering services including but not limited to:

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Melanoma Skin Lesions
  • Biopsy of Tumors and/or Lymph Nodes
  • Insertion and Removal of Implanted Port for Chemotherapy

Find Out If You’re a Good Candidate

Schedule an appointment with our doctors to determine whether surgery is an appropriate treatment for you. We’ll discuss your condition, symptoms, and goals to determine which, if any, of our surgical procedures would most benefit you. Furthermore, we’ll explain what you can expect from the surgery and the recovery process. Contact our office today to make an appointment and get started.

Types of Surgery for Cancer Patients

We perform cancer surgery through a variety of techniques, including open surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and robotic surgery. Open surgery is also known as conventional surgery; the surgeon makes an incision long enough to perform the procedure by hand. By contrast, laparoscopic and robotic procedures use smaller incisions and are considered minimally invasive.

Laparoscopic surgery utilizes a thin, flexible tool called a laparoscope to perform operations. While these procedures can take longer than conventional methods, there is less scarring and recovery time.

During robotic cancer surgery, the surgeon controls miniaturized instruments that translate their movements for the procedure. This grants the surgeon a greater range of motion and dexterity while keeping incisions small. To learn more about this method and the others we practice, contact East Cooper General Surgery today.