Stomach Cancer Surgery
Stomach cancer surgery may be required to remove a tumour within the stomach. At The Surgeons Collective in Perth we believe you deserve expert surgery and we work together as a team of highly qualified and experienced surgeons, specialist doctors and dietitians.
About stomach cancer
Stomach cancer is most common in the stomach wall lining. The risk factors include lifestyle habits such as smoking and alcohol, as well as excessive consumption of preserved foods.
We know that receiving information about a cancer diagnosis can be very distressing for you and for your family. That’s why, at The Surgeons Collective in Perth, we value the importance of genuine care and support at every stage of your treatment. You can count on our commitment to clearly communicate and support you and your family during your treatment, during your surgery and as we follow up on your recovery.
Our treatment plans at The Surgeons Collective don’t stop after your surgery. We work together a multidisciplinary team of highly qualified doctors and health professionals. Our dietitians for example, use their many years of experience to make detailed recommendations about the most suitable diet for your condition or recovery.
If you have any questions about stomach cancer surgery, don’t hesitate to call our friendly reception team at The Surgeons Collective in Perth. We are happy to assist you.
About stomach cancer surgery
Tumours from gastrointestinal tract can present in many ways commonly with bleeding, anemia, early satiety, weight loss or abdominal pain. An initial endoscopy and biopsy (camera test) can rapidly help assess and confirm the diagnosis. Stomach cancer surgery is usually planned in consensus between the members of our multi-disciplinary team at The Surgeons Collective. Your surgeon discusses the results of the routine tests undertaken, with the medical oncologist and other specialist doctors.
Surgery for stomach cancer may involve a partial gastrectomy (removal of part of the stomach). In other situations, it may involve the removal of the entire stomach (total gastrectomy). We are here to help you with excellence in care, planning your surgery and offering support, genuine comfort and kindness as you go through a challenging time.
Treatment plans including stomach cancer surgery
At The Surgeons Collective, we work together as a team of experienced and highly qualified health professionals. When you come to see us, our first focus is to give you total clarity about your condition. Once we have identified your medical fitness, the stage of your cancer, the likely prognosis and all the factors that impact your treatment options, we will propose a personalised treatment plan.
Your surgeon’s role is to plan the consultations with other specialists such as a gastroenterologist and a medical oncologist. Our role is also to make sure you clearly understand your treatment options and to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible. A treatment plan may include more than just the stomach cancer surgery: it may involve chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Whatever the recommendation of your surgeon, you can count on us for support and clarification.