Breast cancer treatment is constantly being renewed and new options are emerging every day. It is vital to decide on the most suitable treatment method for the patient among the multi-alternative treatment methods. Stating that endoscopic mastectomy has many advantages for the patient, Liv Hospital Vadİstanbul General Surgery Specialist Assoc. Dr. Mustafa Tükenmez said, “Because there is less tissue damage and less incision, faster results are obtained in the healing process. At the same time, there is less loss of sensation in the nipple and breast skin. Endoscopic mastectomy is technically easy to perform, an effective, safe alternative method with good cosmetic results. Assoc. Dr. Mustafa Tükenmez gave information about the endoscopic surgery method.
Conservative methods in breast surgery
With breast-conserving surgery, the entire breast is not removed. Again, with axillary lymph node-sparing surgical techniques, in which not all of the lymph nodes in the armpit are removed but only the lymph nodes that carry cancer risk, the problems that may occur after the surgery are prevented. In cases where all of the breast tissue needs to be removed, the nipple and breast skin are preserved and a silicone implant or the person's own tissue is placed in place of the breast tissue.
Safe results in a short time with a single small incision
In recent years, closed breast surgery techniques have developed. Closed, that is, endoscopic breast surgery, is the removal of the mass in the breast or the entire breast tissue through a small incision with the help of camera and technical equipment, and if necessary, the repair is done at the same place. With the port specially developed for endoscopic breast surgery, endoscopic breast surgeries can be performed safely in a shorter time.
In which cases can closed breast surgery be performed?
- Breast cancer with more than one tumor focus in different areas of the breast
- In those with diffuse intra-mammary duct tumoral cells in the breast
- In cases where there are known genetic mutations associated with breast cancer as well as breast cancer
- In cancer patients who cannot undergo breast-conserving surgery
- Those who do not have breast cancer but are at high risk for breast cancer
- An effective and reliable method with good cosmetic results
In the endoscopic mastectomy technique, breast tissue can be removed from a single small incision and breast repair can be performed. Lymph node sampling from the armpit can even remove other lymph nodes if necessary. Thanks to the camera, it is able to better protect the vessels that feed the skin by enlarging the image, and because there is less tissue damage and less incision, faster results are obtained in the healing process. At the same time, there is less loss of sensation in the nipple and breast skin. Endoscopic mastectomy is a technically easy-to-apply, effective, safe alternative method with good cosmetic results.
Joining forces gives speed and effect to treatment
Breast cancer treatment is constantly being renewed and new options are emerging every day. It is vital to decide on the most suitable treatment method for the patient among the many alternative treatment methods. The fact that the treatment of oncological diseases is followed regularly by specialist physicians in a single center both contributes positively and accelerates the healing process of the disease. A team of physicians from different departments, who are interested in breast cancer treatment and follow up-to-date information, discuss the case and decide on the treatment of the patient, supported by guidelines and health authorities.
The treatment is decided by the "Breast tumor council"
In many developed countries, the individualized treatments of the breast health centers officially established for the patients are decided in the regular breast tumor councils. Although it varies according to the center, in these multidisciplinary teams; breast surgeon, breast radiologist, pathologist, nuclear medicine specialist, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, geneticist, plastic and reconstructive surgeon, psychiatrist, and physical therapist. In addition to being beneficial for patients, multidisciplinary breast councils also keep multidisciplinary team members in a dynamic learning process in terms of following up-to-date treatments. In addition, it provides team members with the practicality of quickly filtering the options for individualized breast cancer treatment and revealing the most appropriate route.