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Oncology Procedures


Reducing the impact of surgery on your life is the most human thing we can do.

Surgeons on the medical staff across the Texas Health system utilize the latest robotic-assisted technology, training and expertise to offer patients a wide range of minimally invasive procedures.

Use the pulldown menu below to browse some of the minimally invasive oncology procedures offered at the hospitals of Texas Health Resources:

 


Cryoablation 

Cryoablation is a minimally invasive treatment that uses extreme cold to freeze and destroy cancer cells.

Surgeons used it to treat tumors located in the kidneys, bones (including the spine), lungs and breasts.

During cryoablation, liquid nitrogen or argon gas is applied to diseased cells inside the body. Physicians use image-guidance techniques such as ultrasound, computed tomography or magnetic resonance to help guide these freezing substances to treatment sites located inside the body. 

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Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)

Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) is an outpatient procedure that offers a speedier, more effective diagnosis of one of the country's most deadly diseases: lung cancer.

Typically, the staging of an upper chest area tumor involves an invasive surgical procedure. In contrast, EBUS, an outpatient diagnostic technique, allows pulmonolgists to identify and stage lung cancer quickly — without making a single incision.

During the EBUS procedure, a bronchoscope (an instrument bearing a light and a camera) is inserted through the mouth and down the windpipe of the patient, who is lightly sedated. If the pulmonologist discovers a suspicious area, a surgeon, guided by the images projected by the bronchoscope, uses a hollow needle to perform a biopsy.

The entire procedure is usually completed in less than 45 minutes.

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Prostatectomy

A minimally invasive prostatectomy eliminates the need for a large surgical incision to remove the prostate.

Usually, four or five small incisions are made in the abdomen to accommodate surgical instruments during surgery. The benefits of a minimally invasive prostatectomy over an open prostatectomy include less pain and scarring, faster recovery time and decreased risk of infection.

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Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor (TURBT) via Cystoscope

Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor (TURBT) is a minimally invasive surgical option for the treatment of bladder cancer.

During a TURBT procedure, the patient is under general anesthesia and the doctor inserts a cystoscope, a small, light and camera, in through the urethra and into the bladder.

A small tool with a wire loop at the end is inserted through the cystoscope and a high-frequency electric current passes through the wire tool, removing and burning cancer cells.

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Transurethral Resection of Prostate Tumor (TURPT) via Cystoscope 

Transurethral Resection of Prostate Tumor (TURPT) is a surgical procedure used to remove part of an enlarged prostate.

This procedure is a less invasive option to an open prostatectomy and is used in cases where the prostate is not large enough to necessitate complete removal.

During TURPT, an instrument is inserted up the urethra to remove a section of the prostate. 

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