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Surgical oncologist

The surgical oncologist specializes in the operative treatment of patients with various types of cancer, including diagnostics and postoperative rehabilitation. When tumors are detected at an early stage, the likelihood increases that through surgery, radiation and chemical therapy, and alternative methods, the disease can be completely cured. At GMS Hospital we have a team of experienced surgeons who are familiar with the latest treatment approaches for oncological diseases of various bodily organs and systems.

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When to contact a surgical oncologist

Tumors of any type need timely and appropriate medical treatment. They can appear in many different forms, actively resist therapy, and metastasize quickly. In most cases, patients are seen by a surgical oncologist upon referral by other medical specialists. But if any of the following symptoms appear, you should contact a surgical oncologist yourself:

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  • unreasonable weight loss;
  • low energy, fatigue;
  • general weakness;
  • inexplicable worsening of general health (prolonged fever, frequent nausea, lack of appetite, unexplained bowel disorders, loss of hearing or sight, impaired coordination, unexplained headache, irritating cough, hoarseness);
  • persistent pains of varying intensity;
  • dysfunctions of organs or systems;
  • ulcers or wounds that won’t heal;
  • unusual discharge, bleeding;
  • hard lumps or tumors on any part of the body;
  • change in the color or size of moles, warts.

You should regularly visit a surgical oncologist if:

What makes cancer a very tricky disease is that the initial stages are asymptomatic. Therefore, you should listen to your own body and, if any disturbing symptoms arise, contact your doctor immediately. Sign up at any time for a consultation with an oncology surgeon at GMS Hospital, online or by phone.

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What does a surgical oncologist treat?

There are approximately one hundred different types of cancer, and several types of cancer can simultaneously affect one organ. The surgical oncologist is responsible for the diagnosis and surgical treatment of the following types of malignant tumors:

  • melanoma;
  • sarcoma;
  • myeloma;
  • mediastinal tumors;
  • neoplasms of the reproductive system;
  • breast tumors;
  • tumors of the gastrointestinal tract;
  • metastases of the central nervous system;
  • bone cancer.

All types of oncological operations are carried out at the GMS Hospital surgery center - organ-saving, radical, and palliative. Our experienced surgeons successfully treat cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, mammary glands, pelvic organs, skin, thyroid glands, and other organs. Our doctors are not limited to their own narrow fields of specialization; all of our oncological surgeons have extensive knowledge of radiation therapy and chemotherapy, and they integrate these technologies in the comprehensive treatment of the patient.

Preparation and diagnosis

In the battle with cancer, early detection of the pathology and high-quality, reliable diagnostics are essential. To make an accurate diagnosis, the oncological surgeon may prescribe the following tests and exams:

  • onco-screening (tumor marker test);
  • tissue biopsy with subsequent histological examination;
  • ultrasound scan;
  • CT, MRI, PET-CT. (with contrast);
  • Radiography.

The diagnosis of tumor pathologies at GMS surgery center is highly accurate, thanks to our modern, expert-class diagnostic equipment. Our specialists have amassed a great deal of practical experience in the diagnosis of cancer pathologies of different stages and localization. An accurate diagnosis allows us to select the most effective treatment regimen and achieve the best clinical outcome.

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Your appointment with an oncological surgeon

A consultation with an oncological surgeon begins with patient’s medical history and analysis of all medical documentation (patient’s medical chart, medical examinations, etc.). The doctor will listen to the patient’s complaints and ask a series of clarifying questions to get the clearest overall picture. A physical examination is performed, after which the doctor will prescribe a number of lab tests and instrumental examinations, the results of which will determine the optimal treatment.

If the purpose of the consultation is analysis of an existing treatment regimen, the doctor can make adjustments to the patient’s therapeutic program, or develop a new regimen in accordance with the latest test results. The oncological surgeon will also determine whether the patient should be hospitalized or should undergo outpatient treatment.

What operations are performed by the oncological surgeon?

The oncological surgeons at GMS Hospital perform the entire range of operations to remove tumors, using a wide range of modern technologies:

The priority of our oncological surgeons is not only the complete excision of tumors and growths, but also the preservation of the highest quality of life for the patient, as well as his or her full rehabilitation. Therefore, priority is given to organ-saving technologies whenever possible. The treatment plan is developed individually, according to the particulars of the patient’s clinical case, in close cooperation with doctors from other fields of medicine.

What to expect after consulting an oncological surgeon

Based on the results of a comprehensive set of lab tests and exams, the oncological surgeon will determine the further steps in the patient’s treatment. The therapeutic regimen is selected depending on the type and stage of the cancer, its prevalence, the presence of other pathologies, and other factors. In most cases, oncological operations are performed as elective surgery. The doctor will carry out all the necessary preparatory steps, and agree with the patient on the appropriate date for the surgery and inpatient hospitalization. You can sign up for a consultation with an oncological surgeon on the website or by phone.

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