Surgical Oncology

Surgical Cancer Treatment Center in Anchorage, Alaska

At Far North Surgery, we offer some of the best cancer treatment options in Alaska. Based on the specific type and staging of your cancer, you may be recommended surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or a combination. Our medical team collaborates with the best cancer doctors who will ensure to provide you with superior cancer treatment for your unique situation using surgical oncology.

Surgical Oncology Services

Surgical oncology, a branch of general surgery, is useful in the prevention, detection, staging, and treatments of other cancer-related symptoms. Various noninvasive or minimally invasive procedures are used to combat different types of cancers. Different types of cancer treatment surgeries are recommended on the basis of factors such as the stage and location of cancer, and fitness level of the patient for surgery.

At Far North Surgery, our surgical oncologist will discuss the most suitable cancer surgery for you to potentially treat your cancer or decrease its effects.

Specialty Surgical Oncology Treatment

Our surgical oncology treatment involves the integrated skills and experience of experts in the surgical extraction of tumors for treatment of cancers including:

  • Adrenal cancer
  • Gallbladder cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Sarcomas

We also apply the most common surgical procedure called Pancreaticoduodenectomy, or Whipple Procedure, to extract the pancreatic tumors.

How Surgical Oncology Functions

There are many powerful drugs that are generally used during chemotherapy or radiation for destroying cancer cells and checking the illness. Often, cancerous tumors or tissue pose problems of their own including:

  • Impact on the proper functioning of organs or other structures.
  • Their excessive enlargement can block or encroach upon other body parts.
  • Generate substances that lead to worsening of cancer.

Our surgeon will examine your tumor to decide about its removal possibilities. This can potentially treat your cancer or decrease its effects.

Types of Cancer Surgery

Surgeons can apply the following types of cancer surgery:

  • Minimally Invasive Techniques - Makes use of small “keyhole” incisions for cancerous tissues removal that allows for minimal recovery time.
  • Advanced Robotic Surgery - Used to accomplish an even better precision level.
  • Open Surgery - Applicable when a tumor is too large or complex to be removed using minimally invasive methods.

All of the above procedures make use of proper anesthesia and pain management to provide the most comfortable surgery and recovery possible. Your care team at Far North Surgery will discuss which surgical procedure is the most suitable for your situation.

Why Choose Far North Surgery

At Far North Surgery, we believe you deserve access to the superior cancer treatments available. Our surgical oncology center in Anchorage, Alaska offers personalized and comprehensive treatment options for those diagnosed with cancerous or noncancerous tumors or various internal disorders. We focus on an aggressive and proactive means of cancer treatment through advanced surgical intervention to assist our patients in getting back to a normal life.

How We Can Help

At Far North Surgery, our team is committed to providing you the best possible results in a compassionate and positive environment.

To learn further about surgical oncology treatment or to schedule an appointment, call us at 907-276-3676.