Understanding surgery for your cancer can help you prepare ahead of your treatment, and reduce any anxiety you may be feeling and concerns you may have. We encourage you to speak to your surgical oncologist for advice tailored to your cancer and treatment plan.
Proudly supporting Singaporean patients to access comprehensive, evidence-based surgical treatment
Surgery refers to the treatment of a wide range of conditions through the removal or repair of organs and tissues within the body. This may involve lasers, ultrasound, scalpels, probes or needles, delivered via invasive or minimally invasive techniques.
Surgery that is used to diagnose, stage and treat cancer is known as oncologic surgery. This is one of the three most common types of cancer treatments alongside chemotherapy and radiation therapy. A surgical oncologist is a surgeon who specialises in the removal of cancerous tissue during surgery and works closely alongside other oncologists such as medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and haematologists to provide multidisciplinary care.
The type of surgical procedure used to treat cancer differs depending on the type, size and stage of the cancer and its location within the body. Surgery may be used to remove cancerous tumours, identify whether cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes, reconstruct areas of the body or relieve symptoms for people with advanced cancer.
Our doctors at all Icon clinics work closely with surgical oncologists across Singapore to ensure cancer patients and their loved ones receive access to comprehensive care when and where they need it.
Expanding on Icon’s comprehensive approach to cancer care, we are proud to offer surgical oncology consultations within the Icon Surgical Oncology Centre at Mount Alvernia. Bringing together an experienced and respected team of surgical oncologists from across Singapore, patients will have access to the full spectrum of surgical specialties. This esteemed group of visiting consultants promote a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, ensuring cancer patients receive the care they need in one convenient and trusted location.
Spanning a wide range of specialties including gastrointestinal and colorectal cancers, breast cancer, lung cancer, head and neck cancers, liver cancer and gynaecological cancers, this group of specialised surgeons are able to seamlessly treat complex cancers which have spread to numerous organs. This collegiate approach to surgical oncology aims to alleviate the stress associated with navigating treatment pathways and extensive visits to numerous clinics, providing a holistic and complete service that allows patients and their families to feel at ease during a difficult time in their lives. This unique team of surgical oncologists will walk alongside patients throughout their surgical procedures and work closely with Icon’s oncologists to deliver seamless care every step of the way.