Cancer Reconstructive Surgery Program
Cancer treatments can sometimes damage a body part or change its appearance and function. However, with the help of reconstructive surgery, it is possible to repair the damage. It Is important to note that this differs from cosmetic surgery. While removing a tumor is an essential component of the treatment plan, cancer surgeries can alter or change the way patients look or function can have significant impact on their quality of life. This is where BLK Super Speciality Hospital’s surgeons can make a difference. Our well-equipped surgeons understand the patients’ needs, their unique challenges and help regain their self-confidence.
Types of Cancer Reconstructive Surgery
Flap surgery is conducted to cover the area affected by cancer surgery.
Any scar which may have occurred due to surgery is minimized with the help of cosmetic surgeons.
In case of cancer in breasts, testicles or penis where the organs are removed; artificial implants have helped many patients in leading a normal life.
Skin, tendon and bone grafts
Grafting is quite common and a new/prosthetic is transplanted in place of the affected tissues.
When does one need reconstructive surgery?
Patients need reconstructive surgery after some form of cancer is removed from the body. For instance, women may need reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy, where the breast is removed surgically. Breast reconstruction is a common choice for many women. Similarly, a surgeon may replace tissues or nerves removed during surgery for head, neck or skin cancer. Surgeries can sometimes leave scars and defects, or cause other challenges such as difficulty in eating and speaking.