Our highly experienced staff uses the latest technology and techniques to provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan. Our colon cancer specialists use robotic surgery to perform minimally invasive, life-saving procedures. We also offer chemotherapy and clinical trials. Our goal is to destroy the cancer and help you live a full, active life. And our extensive support services provide care for the whole person.
Our specialists work together to determine the best course of treatment for you. No matter the plan, you can expect:
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At the Cancer Institute, we work with you to find the treatment plan that best meets your needs. We offer a variety of surgery options, including minimally invasive procedures that result in a shorter recovery. We also provide chemotherapy and clinical trials for patients who are eligible. Sometimes surgery alone is enough to cure the cancer, while other times, we use a combination of treatments to be most effective.
All of our surgeons at the Cancer Institute have extra training in colon cancer. They have dedicated their careers to the study of GI tumors and are highly experienced at performing colon surgery. We are committed to preserving as much of the colon and bowel function as possible.
Because of the new technology that we use, many of the colon cancer surgeries are minimally invasive, outpatient procedures. Some of the surgeries don’t even require an incision. Our advanced surgical options include:
We sometimes combine medical oncology treatments with surgery to get the most effective results. In some cases, you may have these treatments before surgery. We may also use these medications after surgery to reduce the chance of any cancer cells remaining in your body.
Our advanced medical oncology therapies include:
Because of the many minimally invasive, outpatient options, our patients frequently resume their normal lives shortly after surgery or chemotherapy. For patients undergoing colon resection, the Cancer Institute offers a comprehensive accelerated recovery program at 10 convenient locations. We also offer specialized oncology rehab services in your own home, if needed, through our Healthcare @ Home service.
Numerous professionals work together to help you understand and feel comfortable with any lifestyle adjustments, such as the use of a colostomy bag. We help you return to a full, active life. Learn more about our rehabilitation program. The team assisting your complete rehabilitation includes: