From new laser procedures to highly specialized microscopic operations, surgery today has come a long way from "general."

The most advanced technology is used to provide cutting-edge care to all surgical patients. The staff of Surgical Services is dedicated to providing excellent care and personalized services to our patients and their families.

To find a surgeon or for more information about our services,
please call (804) 359-WELL[9355].

Treatment

Biotherapy: Uses substances to stimulate or restore the ability of the body’s own immune system to fight cancer. Some of these substances occur naturally in the body, and others are made in the lab.

Blood replacement therapy: Uses a vein to inject new blood products – red cells, white cells, platelets, clotting factors, plasma, or whole blood.

Brachytherapy: Places radioactive seeds in or near the tumor. This gives a high dose of radiation to the tumor, while reducing radiation exposure in the surrounding healthy tissue.

Chemotherapy: Administers anti-cancer drugs intravenously (or sometimes, orally) to cure or control the cancer, or to relieve symptoms.

Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT): Uses thin beams of radiation of different intensities to shrink tumors and kill cancer cells. An advanced cancer treatment that minimizes radiation on healthy tissue.

Laser surgery: Uses a laser beam of light to sever, fuse or eliminate body tissue.

Microscopic surgery: Depends on a magnified view through a microscope to perform especially delicate surgical procedures.

Ostomy: Cuts an opening in the abdominal wall for elimination of body waste.

Radiation therapy: Uses high-energy radiation to shrink tumors and kill cancer cells. The radiation may come from a machine or from radioactive material placed in the body.

Stereotaxic radiosurgery: Uses a machine to precisely position the patient and deliver a large dose of radiation directly into the tumor, without harming surrounding healthy tissue.

 

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