Removal of tissue during cancer surgery can sometimes cause disfigurement and loss of function. Cancer reconstruction surgery is performed to restore form and improve quality of life. Dr. Manoj K Johar offers expert evaluation and advanced cancer reconstruction surgery with comprehensive aftercare in Noida, UP. Please contact Dr. Johar’s office for an appointment today!
What is cancer reconstructive surgery?
A cancer diagnosis is very difficult to accept. While the main goal of cancer care is to cure the disease by tumour removal, some treatments can leave patients with a loss of function and appearance. Cancer Reconstructive Surgery helps in repairing, reconstructing and restoring the defects caused by cancer or its treatment. Reconstructive surgery is done at the same sitting after the removal of the cancer. This is essential for regaining both function and aesthesis.
Note - The reconstruction has to not only serve and last the entire course of the treatment but also serve the patient for the future. Hence it is a critical component of the effective cancer treatment.
Cancer reconstructive is aimed at
- Patients to be informed of their treatment options
- Delivering care in a timely manner
- Appropriate, affordable, specialised and quality care
- Monitoring the patient’s health in the post-surgery period
- Helping patients regain their confidence and comfort
Who is a good candidate cancer reconstruction?
Cancer can affect any part of the body & therefore each area has special considerations. However, the commons are
- Head and neck tumours
- Breast tumours
- Skin tumours
- Limb tumours
- Urogenital tumours & others
What should you expect during the consultation?
You will meet our team on your visit and your surgeon will personally evaluate your condition, ask about your health history and take some measurements and photographs. You will have an opportunity to discuss treatment options and the recommended course of treatment, explore outcomes of procedures and the potential risks and complications associated, and get your questions answered.
What should you expect during the treatment?
Your medical fitness before surgery is assessed by the anaesthesia team. Some diagnostic testing and medications can be prescribed by them. Once the medical fitness is declared, instructions for the day of surgery are given. On discharge, postoperative care and follow-up instructions are explained.
What should you expect during the recovery following cancer reconstruction?
There can be some discomfort, swelling and pain after surgery. Post-surgery medications are prescribed for faster recovery. Our team will advise you on the care of the surgical site and feeding or activity restrictions that may be necessary to promote normal healing. Also, specific issues to be monitored in the general health of your patient during recovery can be discussed with your doctor. Periodic follow-ups are advised to monitor the patient’s health status.
How much does cancer reconstruction cost?
Treatment cost varies based on the type of procedure planned as well as a lot of other factors like presence of other medical conditions, choice of operative facility, room choice etc. We also offer short stay surgeries (like same day surgeries) to save costs. While cost is an important consideration from your perspective, it should not override clinical considerations and that’s why a balanced approach is advisable.
Will my insurance plan cover it?
Reconstructive surgeries are covered by health insurance. Pre-certification is generally required for hospitalisation or reimbursement. Be sure to consult with your insurance company in advance of any surgery. Patient financing plans are also available to help cover costs.
If you would like to learn more about cancer reconstruction surgery, please contact Dr. Manoj Johar, renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon offering highly personalised care in Noida, UP.