Techniques Of Surgery

  • 1. Cryosurgery
  • What is cryosurgery? A Cryosurgery is a form of treatment that utilizes intense cold to destroy cancer cells. Also called cryotherapy or cryoablation. During a Cryosurgery session, the physician freezes the cancer cells to kill them. All cells contain water including cancer cells. When the c...
  • 2. Electrosurgery
  • What is Electrosurgery? Electrosurgery is the burning of skin tissue with an electric current that runs through a metal instrument or needle. It is a procedure that uses an electric current to cut, remove, or destroy tissue and control bleeding. Electric current is carried through an electrode, ...
  • 3. Endoscopic Surgery
  • What is Endoscopic Surgery? Minimally invasive non-robotic Surgery is also known as Endoscopic Surgery. You may also be familiar with terminologies such as laparoscopic surgery, thoracoscopic Surgery or Surgery with a “keyhole.” They are minimally invasive procedures that use an endos...
  • 4. Laser Surgery
  • What is Laser Surgery? Laser therapy uses a very small, concentrated light beam to shrink or kill cancer cells. It is used to cut out cancer cells without damaging other tissue. Laser therapy can be utilized to: Remove precancerous tumours and growthsShrink tumours that obstruct the heart, co...
  • 5. Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • What is Mohs Surgery? Mohs Surgery is also called Mohs Micrographic Surgery. It is a surgical technique that slowly eliminates a tumour in layers until there is no cancer. The aim is to get rid of the tumour and retain as much healthy tissue as possible. Mohs Surgery proves to be the mos...
  • 6. Percutaneous ethanol injection
  • What is Percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI)? For some time scientists have known that ethanol can kill cancer cells. An injection of ethanol (alcohol) injected directly into a tumour through the skin, can kill cancer cells. The needle is directed into the tumour by Ultrasound or a CT scan. ...
  • 7. Radiofrequency Ablation
  • What is Radiofrequency Ablation? Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) uses radio wave heat to kill cancer cells. Radiofrequency is a form of electric energy. Ablation means destruction. You have RFA through a probe (electrode) which goes into the tumour through your skin. The electrical current from th...
  • 8. Robotic Surgery
  • What is Robotic Surgery? Robotic Surgery is a type of laparoscopic (or thoracoscopic) Surgery where the doctor uses precise robotic arms to control some of the surgical instruments. The advantages of this type of Surgery are largely the same as laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery: it ca...
  • 9. Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • What is Stereotactic Radiosurgery? Stereotactic radiosurgery, or SRS, is a means of administering radiation to brain tumours. It is used for treating tumours that begin in the brain as well as brain metastases (cancer that has spread from other parts of the body to the brain). The procedure u...
  • 10. High-intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
  • What is High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)? High intensity focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a treatment that tries to destroy cancer cells with high-frequency sound waves. HIFU does not pass through solid bone and air; therefore, it is not a suitable treatment for every cancer. This treatm...
  • 11. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
  • What is Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery? VATS (video-assisted thoracic surgery) is a type of minimally invasive thoracic Surgery performed with a thoracoscope. The thoracoscope transmits images of the operating area to a monitor located next to the patient. It is particularly used to mini...