Surgical Services for Treating Cancer at CentraState
The most sophisticated surgical procedures for cancer in Monmouth County, NJ
Your oncologist may determine that your cancer requires surgery. You may feel anxious about surgery and wonder how you will be affected by it. At CentraState’s Cancer Center in Freehold, NJ, our oncology surgeons practice the most advanced surgical cancer treatments. Like minimally invasive robotic surgery for prostate, kidney or bladder cancer. Or video-assisted thoracic surgery for lung cancer. So you can be assured you will be in good hands for your surgery, along with the finest Magnet-certified nurses and skilled technicians. That’s the power of community-based cancer care at CentraState’s Cancer Center.
CentraState's surgical oncology services include:
We also offer same day surgery using minimally invasive surgical techniques in our outpatient setting for breast biopsies, pain management procedures, and reconstructive plastic surgery.
The contemporary Ambulatory Surgery Center at CentraState is in the Donna O'Donnell RN Medical Arts Building, which is conveniently connected to the main hospital building.
CentraState's da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System
If you're facing surgery for prostate cancer, kidney cancer, or bladder cancer, your doctor may determine that robotic surgery may be right for you. This sophisticated surgical technique is most appropriate for procedures considered too complex or delicate to treat using traditional open surgery, such as a prostatectomy for prostate cancer.
Robotic assisted surgery offers our specially trained surgeons the same control, range of motion, and visibility of open surgery, but they are able to make tiny incisions so that surgery is minimally invasive. The results? Patients may have reduced blood loss; less pain and scarring; decreased risk of infection; fewer complications; and faster recovery time.
Learn more about the da Vinci® Surgical System
Video-assisted Thoracic Surgery at CentraState in NJ
Video-assisted thoracic surgery – or VATS – is one of the most important innovations for the treatment of minimally invasive lung cancer, and it’s here at CentraState. Two of our specially trained thoracic surgeons (experts on surgery in the chest cavity) were among the first in the world to develop and perform this procedure and have completed over 6,000 video-assisted thoracic surgeries.
What is video-assisted thoracic surgery?
VATS is a delicate surgery used for biopsies, or to perform surgery to remove tumors or, in some cases, the lobe of the lung affected by cancer. Our skilled surgeons at CentraState make very small incisions to insert a tiny video camera called a thoracoscope and surgical instruments to perform VATS. This technique is less invasive than traditional or "open" surgery, and enables patients who qualify for this surgery to have a shorter length of stay in the hospital and less post-operative pain.