Breast Surgery | GYN Surgery | Gastro-Intestinal Surgery | Colorectal Surgery
Orthopedic Oncology Surgery | Urologic Surgery | Neurosurgery
Thoracic Surgery | Reconstructive Surgery
Breast surgeons at Texas Health Dallas partner with plastic and reconstructive surgeons to provide a wide array of surgical treatment options – from lumpectomy and partial or complete mastectomy to plastic and reconstructive surgeries. Surgical advances allow some patients to have immediate reconstruction after their mastectomy. Advances in breast reconstruction and plastic surgery can restore a breast to near-normal shape following a mastectomy while providing emotional rewards for the patient.
GYN surgical oncologists are using minimally invasive and robotic surgery. Surgeons have access to many of the latest technologic advancements at Texas Health Dallas. In 2011, over 500 gynecologic oncology surgical procedures were performed, with more than 40 percent done robotically, with a majority of the remaining performed laparoscopic.
Gastrointestinal surgeons at Texas Health Dallas are leaders in their fields. Our surgical team, known nationally for surgical management of pancreatic cancer, performed 46 Whipple procedures in 2011 – more than triple the number of procedures cited by the New England Journal of Medicine as necessary to be considered a “high-volume” institution, an important factor in lowering mortality rates.
Colorectal surgeons with more than 70 combined years of experience, four colorectal surgeons on the medical staff utilize advances in minimally invasive techniques for precision in performing pelvic and colorectal surgeries.
In addition, our medical staff surgeons were the first in North Texas to perform a robotic low anterior resection for rectal cancer using the da Vinci Surgical System.®
Orthopedic Oncology Surgery
Bone cancer is a malignant tumor of the bone that destroys normal bone tissue. Most often, bone cancer begins as cancer that has spread from another organ, such as the breasts, lung or prostate. Cancer that begins in the bone is very uncommon. Pain is the most common symptom of bone cancer.
Texas Health Dallas has 3 orthopedic surgeons on staff whom sub-specialize in surgical treatment of bone cancer. They are part of a multidisciplinary group of experts who can effectively diagnose bone cancer and provide you with a range of treatment options.
At Texas Health Dallas, surgical therapy of prostate cancer has evolved along with advances in laparoscopic and robotic technology. One of the most important innovations in urologic cancer care has been the development of nephron or kidney-sparing procedures which remove only the tumor and leave as much healthy kidney tissue as possible. Advanced techniques for defining the extent of the tumor and intraoperative mapping of blood supply to tumors (e.g. intraoperative ultrasound during robotic partial nephrectomy) promises to further improve outcomes.
At Texas Health Dallas, clinical expertise and technology ensure that patients with health conditions that affect the brain, spine and nervous system receive comprehensive care. Neurosurgeons on the medical staff were the first in the U.S. to use BrainSuiteTM technology, an imaging solution that supports even the most complicated brain surgeries. Multidisciplinary care for patients with brain and spine tumors is provided by neurosurgeons experienced in neurosurgical oncology in collaboration with neurologists, neuroradiologists, rehabilitation specialists, neuropsychologists and neuropathologists on the medical staff. The program is designed to improve individual health and welfare, from diagnosis and treatment through rehabilitation.
Thoracic oncology surgery at Texas Health Dallas is provided by four thoracic surgeons with more than 70 years of combined experience. These surgeons surgical skills are a combination of tried and true techniques including radical thoracotomy, a surgery on one side of a patient’s chest to avoid the heart, major arteries, and spine; along with the latest technical innovations including minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System®.
Regardless of the surgical technique, accurate and timely diagnosis is important in the diagnosis process. Pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons use the precise guidance of superDimension technology allows a biopsy to be taken from the far- reaching branches of the lungs in as few as five-to-20 minutes.
- Physicians on the medical staff at Texas Health Dallas provide patients a choice of many types of reconstruction:
- Breast cancer patients have options including nipple-sparing mastectomy with immediate reconstruction, implants, TRAM flaps, latissimus flaps and DIEP flap/free flaps, which allow patients and physicians to choose from a wide variety of surgical options to best meet patients’ individual needs.
- Head and Neck patients can require post-treatment reconstructive surgery of the palate, face, or neck.
- Neurosurgeons at Texas Health Dallas partner with reconstructive and plastic surgeons to minimize the visibility of past cranial surgery.