Retroperitoneal Tumor Resection

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Retroperitoneal Tumor Resection

If you have a retroperitoneal tumor (tumor outside of your abdominal wall) and need surgery, turn to Arizona Preferred Surgeons in Glendale, Arizona. The board-certified general surgeons offer retroperitoneal tumor resection to remove cancerous or harmful tumors with minimal downtime. Call the office today to learn more or schedule a consultation with Arizona Preferred Surgeons online.

Retroperitoneal Tumor Resection Q & A

What is retroperitoneal tumor resection?

Retroperitoneal tumor resection, also called retroperitoneal sarcoma surgery, is the removal of cancerous or noncancerous tumors that develop in soft tissues in the back part of your abdomen. Removing these tumors can reduce your risk of severe complications.

Is retroperitoneal tumor resection right for me?

Your provider discusses your symptoms and medical history with you to determine if you need retroperitoneal tumor resection. They complete a physical exam and could recommend blood tests and an imaging procedure like a CT scan or ultrasound.

If you have a cancerous or noncancerous tumor that is large or presses against surrounding blood vessels or organs, retroperitoneal tumor resection could be a good solution for you.

Depending on how big and where the tumor is, your surgeon might also need to remove organs, part of your large intestine, some blood vessels, or other tissues.

How should I prepare for retroperitoneal tumor resection?

Follow your surgeon’s instructions before undergoing retroperitoneal tumor resection at Arizona Preferred Surgeons. Stop taking medications if they ask you to, find a friend or family member to drive you home after surgery, and avoid foods and drinks the morning of the procedure.

What happens during retroperitoneal tumor resection?

Before undergoing retroperitoneal tumor resection, your provider gives you an anesthetic to make you fall asleep and avoid pain. They make tiny incisions to remove retroperitoneal tumors and, in some cases, surrounding tissues before closing the incisions and taking you to the recovery area.

What should I expect after retroperitoneal tumor resection?

You might need to stay in the surgical center for a night or two after retroperitoneal tumor resection. Get plenty of rest, take your medications as directed, and keep the incision site clean. Avoid strenuous activity until your surgeon gives you the OK to do more.

If your retroperitoneal tumor is cancerous, you’ll need radiation, immunotherapy, chemotherapy, or another cancer treatment to keep it from spreading. Attend all your follow-up appointments with the experts at Arizona Preferred Surgeons.

Call the office or schedule a consultation online today to learn more about retroperitoneal tumor resection at Arizona Preferred Surgeons.