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The Latest Cancer Surgical Techniques & Procedures

Surgery remains the cornerstone for the treatment of many forms of cancer today, either on its own or supplemented with radiation and systemic therapies. At Maimonides Cancer Center, we offer a full range of the latest surgical techniques and procedures to treat patients with cancer.

Surgical operations for cancer have evolved dramatically over the past two decades, and advanced technologies and techniques allow surgeons to perform smaller, less invasive procedures and improve surgical outcomes. At Maimonides, our surgeons are pioneers in the application of minimally invasive surgical techniques that minimize the trauma of more traditional surgery.

Minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery

Whenever possible, our surgeons utilize laparoscopic and robotic surgery techniques to decrease pain and scarring, speed recovery and help our patients avoid longer hospitalizations. These minimally invasive approaches also expand our ability to treat older, sicker patients who might not be candidates for larger surgical procedures.

Our board certified surgeons have extensive experience and high success rates in today's most innovative procedures - from sentinal node biopsy, which involves the removal of fewer lymph nodes than standard lymph node surgery, to Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS), a technique that involves small incisions and the insertion of a tiny video camera inside the chest via a scope.

Our state-of-the-art surgical facilities feature the latest technological advances, including the most advanced imaging technology for intraoperative guidance. In addition, we were the first hospital in Brooklyn to utilize the cutting-edge daVinci surgical robot, which features a miniature camera that magnifies the organs and two tiny "arms" operated by the surgeons.

Bringing a tremendous amount of experience to their roles, all of our oncology surgeons have received fellowship training in their various specialties at the country's most prestigious medical institutions.

The surgical oncology team at Maimonides works closely with their renowned colleagues in the fields of radiation oncology and medical oncology in order to develop the best treatment plan for each patient. Our goal is to provide individualized cancer care that meets the unique needs of each and every patient who walks through our doors.