Abdominal Cancer Treatment
The term abdominal cancer refers to all malignant tumors of the female genital organ. This includes, but is not reduced to, the most common forms: Uterine and Ovarian cancer.
The most common symptoms of those conditions are prolonged vaginal bleeding, unusual discharge and pain in the abdomen and more.
The causes of abdominal cancer are as yet unexplained. Nevertheless, obesity and unusual strong hormonal fluctuations can promote the development of abdominal cancer.
Cancers in this area must and are usually treated surgically. However, depending on the stage, radiation and or chemotherapy may also be necessary and used in addition.
Cancer surgery: Abdominal Cancer - Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy
It used to be considered an incurable disease: peritoneal surface malignancy! Now it is increasingly treatable, using a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates the most state-of-the-art medical and surgical oncology and other subspecialties (urology, gynecology) together and integrating them.
When the extent of peritoneal disease is limited, a surgical technique called "cytoreductive surgery" (CRS) will provide the opportunity to remove all visible disease with curative intent.
At the end of CRS, which often involves multivisceral resection (multiple organs or organ parts must be removed), heated chemotherapy (hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, HIPEC) is administered directly into the abdomen to eliminate cancer cells that remained invisible during surgery.
WPK offers CRS and HIPEC to select patients with limited peritoneal surface area where complete removal of cancer cells can be achieved.
Patients must be medically fit to undergo this particular type of procedure, as it can often be complex and lengthy.
Today, peritoneal metastasis should no longer be considered an incurable disease, says Thomas Bachleitner-Hoffmann, M.D. associate professor of surgery.
Cancer Surgery - Abdominal Cancer: Liver-Pancreas-Biliary Surgery
The diagnosis of a tumor in the pancreas, liver or bile ducts has a terrible impact on a person's life. In such a situation, there is nothing more important than the support of a trusted team of experts who can make the correct diagnosis and establish an optimal treatment plan without wasting time on irrelevant procedures.
Accurate analysis and interpretation of CT and MRI results is necessary to decide whether surgery is possible and appropriate. The possibility of completely removing the tumor through surgery depends on its proximity to major blood vessels and surrounding organs, and whether the tumor has not spread to other organs or tissues.
In some cases, preoperative treatment is performed to shrink the tumor enough to make it resectable.
Laparoscopic surgery, invented years ago for minor surgical procedures, has recently been adapted for pancreatic resections and offers significant benefits to patients: less postoperative pain, faster recovery, smaller surgical scars, and a better view of anatomical details during the procedure. Liver surgery and surgery of the bile ducts and gallbladder also require interdisciplinary decisions by experts, an experienced surgical team, and well-trained nursing staff.
Cancer Surgery: Gynecologic Cancers and Precancerous Cancers
WPK offers the broadest range of therapeutic procedures for gynecologic cancers nationwide, including minimally invasive procedures, fertility-preserving treatments, sentinel lymph node procedures and radical surgery. Our expertise includes surgical and medical treatment of all stages and types of malignancies, including ovarian, endometrial, cervical and vulvar cancers.
Our treatment procedures and expertise include surgical techniques and medical treatments for all types and stages of gynecologic cancers, including ovarian, endometrial, cervical and vulvar cancers!