Lymph node surgery is an important part of cancer treatment and staging. The highly skilled surgeons at Sierra Pacific Surgical in Roseville, Folsom, and Carmichael, California, use cutting-edge tools and techniques when performing lymph node surgery, so patients get the best outcomes. To schedule a consultation with the down-to-earth team, call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online. Telehealth appointments are available.
Lymph nodes are small organs located throughout your body. Part of the lymphatic system, lymph nodes filter harmful substances from the lymphatic fluid to support immune health.
Swollen lymph nodes, a condition called lymphadenopathy, may indicate signs of an infection or something more serious like cancer. The team at Sierra Pacific Surgical performs lymph node surgery to treat and stage certain types of cancer.
They also perform lymph node biopsies.
Lymph node surgery is the surgical removal of lymph nodes. The surgeons perform the procedure to see if cancer has spread beyond its origin, helping to stage the cancer. Cancer staging determines the severity and best modes of treatment.
Sierra Pacific Surgical also performs sentinel lymph node surgery. The sentinel lymph node is the lymph node most likely to have cancerous cells. The team performs this surgery to confirm or rule out metastatic cancer and determine if you need to have more lymph nodes removed.
The surgeons at Sierra Pacific Surgical explain when and why you need lymph node surgery. They perform the procedure in people already diagnosed with cancer.
The team may recommend lymph node surgery if you have breast cancer, endometrial cancer, or melanoma.
The team at Sierra Pacific Surgical customizes your lymph node surgery plan based on the type of cancer you have, the location of the lymph nodes, and your current health.
They may perform your surgery using minimally invasive robotic surgery or laparoscopic surgery to reduce incision size and recovery time. You’re given general anesthesia so you’re asleep during the procedure, which takes about an hour.
After your surgeon removes your lymph nodes, you go to the recovery room for monitoring, and then go home. You must have someone drive you home after lymph node surgery, and you should plan to take it easy the rest of the day.
The team sends your tissue sample to the lab for analysis to determine if your cancer has spread. They schedule a follow-up visit to discuss the results.
Lymph node surgery is part of the treatment plan for certain types of cancer. For expert surgical care from a highly skilled team, call Sierra Pacific Surgical or schedule an appointment online today.