Surgical Options

Surgical Options for Cancer Treatment

To learn more about the Adena Cancer Center, surgical treatment options or to request an appointment, please call 740-542-3030.

Surgery, which is used to physically remove the cancer tumor, is part of most cancer treatment plans. Certified by the American College of Surgeons every three years, the Adena Cancer Center offers various surgical options for treating cancer.

Laparoscopic surgery

Needing only several small incisions, doctors use a tiny scope (camera) to see inside the body. The surgeon watches a monitor and uses small instruments inserted through the same incisions to perform the surgery. With smaller incisions, patients typically recover faster and have a lower risk of complications than traditional surgery.

Robotic surgery

Robotic-assisted surgery is an advanced minimally invasive approach used to treat prostate, gynecological, lung and head-and-neck cancers. Using a tiny camera, the surgeon is able to see a magnified, three-dimensional view inside the body. The daVinci® si Surgical System translates the surgeon’s hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments to perform the surgery. Unlike the human hand, the daVinci® arm can rotate 360 degrees and make microscopic incisions and sutures. Compared to traditional laparoscopic surgery, robotic-assisted surgery provides surgeons with enhanced vision, dexterity and precision.


This approach uses a cold nitrogen spray or cold probe, to freeze and destroy cancer cells or one that can become cancerous. This surgery is used for some skin cancers as well as to treat irregular cells in a woman's cervix that could develop into cervical cancer.

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