Breast cancer surgery is performed to remove one or both cancer affected breast. Breast cancer surgery is performed as a single procedure or in combination with other treatment methods such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy and radiation therapy. There are different surgical procedures performed depending on the size and stage of the cancer as part of breast cancer surgery and includes:
Breast cancer surgery is recommended to treat various stages of breast cancer and includes:
Breast Cancer Surgery Procedure
The Breast cancer surgery is initiated by the surgeon by administering a dose of anesthesia to relax the patient and to be in a sleep-like state. The surgeon makes an incision in the breast and removes the cancerous tissues and surrounding tissues from the area. The length and location of the incision depends on the site of the cancer within the breast. The lymph nodes in the armpit are also examined. A few lymph nodes in which a tumor is drained are also removed. After removing the entire or part of the cancer affected breast the surgeon closes the incision using dissolvable stitches to reduce scarring.
Reconstruction surgery can be performed immediately or after the breast cancer surgery. During a breast reconstruction surgery, the breast can be reconstructed in two methods: using an implant or by tissues obtained from other parts of the body. Breast implants are used for immediate reconstruction of the breast and the implants are filled with silicone gel or saline solution. Breast reconstruction using body tissue involves relocation or body tissues using a pedicle flap or free flap surgery.
At Kims hospital we offer breast cancer surgery and breast reconstruction surgery to rebuild the breast using the best and latest treatment techniques from well qualified and experienced specialists and surgeons. To know more about breast cancer surgery and surgery cost, book an appointment now.