Minimally Invasive Cancer Surgery
Mount Sinai’s surgical oncologists are experienced in performing minimally invasive surgery, also known as laproscopic surgery, for several types of cancer. Based on your overall health, and the cancer, a minimally invasive procedure may be a good option for you. Laparoscopic surgery tends to allow for less post-operative pain, a shorter hospital stay, and minimal scarring.
About Minimally Invasive Cancer Surgery
The range of abdominal surgical procedures that we can perform with minimally invasive (or laparoscopic) techniques has expanded. Now, surgeons can perform a growing number of cancer surgeries safely, quickly, and efficiently through several small incisions instead of employing traditional open surgery that uses a large incision.
Procedures We Offer
Some examples of our laparoscopic surgical oncology procedures we perform include:
- Laparoscopic lymph node biopsy—treats lymph node cancer
- Laparoscopic transhiatal esophagectomy—treats cancer of the esophagus
- Laparoscopic gastrectomy—treats cancers of the stomach
- Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy—treats pancreatic cancer
- Laparoscopic hepatectomy—treats liver cancer
- Laparoscopic small bowel resection—treats intestinal cancer
- Laparoscopic colectomy—treats colon cancer
- Laparoscopic HIPEC—treats abdominal cancers
Surgeons at Mount Sinai are pioneers in the field of laparoscopic surgery. Mount Sinai's Surgical Oncology team applies these innovative techniques while never compromising the principles of cancer surgery.
Conditions We Treat
At Mount Sinai, we offer minimally invasive surgery for cancers of the esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, colon and rectum, and peritoneal malignancies. In consultation, your surgeon will let you know if you are eligible for a minimally invasive procedure.