Pelvic Tumor Surgery Unit

 

 

The Pelvic Tumor Surgery Unit deals with a wide variety of cancerous tumors, all of which occur in the pelvic region of the body: cancer of the rectum and anal canal; endometrial, cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancer; cancer of the prostate and the bladder; sarcomas and relapsed cases of all of the above.

Different medical specialties deal with the treatment of each tumor depending on its origin; on occasions specialists have to work together, including plastic, vascular and/or orthopedic surgeons. In addition is the work of the medical oncologists and/or radiotherapists applying neoadjuvant or adjuvant therapies as necessary.

 

Pelvic tumors.

Tumores de la pelvis

The pelvis is a complex part of the body where a number of organs and systems are located: the digestive tract, the genital organs and the male and female reproductive organs. The main blood vessels and nerves of the lower limbs and reproductive organs also go through the pelvis: all of this inside a rigid armour of bone making access difficult. This means that approaching a tumor in the area is complicated and requires very accurate knowledge of the body and, in some cases, the team work of various specialists.

 

 

Pelvic Tumor Surgery Unit Specialists.

To be able to deal with these tumors, which often affect several organs, the unit comprises various surgical specialists: Gastroenterologist, Urologist, Gynecologist, Orthopedic Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon and Vascular Surgeon. On occasions, before and/or after surgery further treatment is required with chemo and/or radio therapy and, therefore, the unit works with Medical Oncologists and Radiotherapists specialized in these tumors. In addition, other specialists like Radiologists, Anatomopathologists, Nutritionists or Stomal Therapists work together to make the unit work.

The benefits of being treated at the specialized Pelvic Tumor Surgery Unit.

The main problem with pelvic tumors in comparison with tumors in other parts of the body is the higher risk of the tumor reappearing after initial removal. Therefore, the probability of the tumor reappearing is directly linked to the quality of the first surgical procedure.

Therefore, these tumors must be treated from the initial diagnosis by experienced specialists to reduce the chances of the tumor reappearing to minimum.

However, treating the tumor at a specialized unit reduces the incidence of common side effects of this kind of surgery, such as sexual or bladder dysfunction.

The team

Jefe de Servicio Cirugía Urológica
Jefe de Cirugía Hepatobiliopancreática
Cirugía de columna