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Cancer Surgery

Surgery is a local treatment for cancer, which aims to remove the tumor, the lymph nodes close to the tumor, and any metastases. It can be used by itself or in combination with other treatments such as radiotherapy and medication.

Surgery is often the first step in treating cancer. Other treatments administered after surgery (adjuvant therapy) have the aim of destroying any remaining cancer cells in the body or around the tumor site.

Sometimes, chemotherapy or radiotherapy is carried out before surgery; this is referred to as neoadjuvant therapy. The aim of this is to shrink the tumor. 

Cancer surgery is performed by surgeons with different specialisms depending mainly on the location of the tumor. At Hôpital de La Tour, our surgeons form part of the multidisciplinary team responsible for patient care. You can find below details of the specialists from the various fields.

Breast cancer

Hôpital de La Tour offers multidisciplinary care highly specialized in breast cancer thanks to our comprehensive, state-of-the-art facilities and on-site specialists with the necessary expertise. 

If you require further information, please read the dedicated breast cancer page on our website.

Consultant surgeon for breast cancer:

ENT cancers

ENT cancers are cancers affecting the head and neck region. They mainly include: 

  • cancer of the oral cavity (mouth): this can affect the lips, tongue, gums, and palate 
  • laryngeal cancer 

Specialists operating on these types of cancer: 

Gastrointestinal cancers

Gastrointestinal cancers affect the digestive system. They include the following cancers:

  • stomach cancer
  • esophageal cancer
  • pancreatic cancer
  • liver cancer
  • colorectal cancer (this may include the colon and the rectum) 

Specialists operating on these types of cancer:  

Urological cancers

Urological cancers include: 

Specialists operating on these types of cancer: