Cancer Surgery

Together, your oncologist, surgeon, and family physician will guide you in which cancer treatment options are best for you. Surgery may be an option for many types of a cancer diagnosis. Sometimes surgery is used in conjunction with other types of treatment. Sioux Center Health allows you to have your surgery close to home and loved ones.

During surgery, your care will remove the tissue that contains cancerous cells. You and your doctor may choose to take advantage of minimally-invasive procedures, which help you experience all the benefits of surgery along with faster recovery and less pain and scarring.

Common procedures for cancer care include, yet are not limited to:

  • Breast: Your surgeon may do a lumpectomy, meaning a small “lump” of breast tissue in the affected area is removed, or a mastectomy, which calls for removing all or most of the breast tissue.
  • Colon: Colon cancer diagnosis is often discovered during a colonoscopy when a biopsy of tissue or polyp is removed to be examined by a pathologist. Depending on these results, this may require that the affected portion of the colon be removed. Colon restrictions are performed by our highly-skilled general surgeons. Routinely this will result in an inpatient stay of two to five days depending on your overall health status.
  • Thyroid: Thyroid cancer can result in the need to remove part of, or all of your thyroid gland. This is performed at Sioux Center Health by one of our ENT surgeons and often results in an overnight stay.
  • Lymph node biopsy and dissection