Neck dissection can be performed by conventional open method or by laparoscopy (Video Endoscopic Neck Dissection). Laparoscopic or Laproscopic cancer surgery has several advantages over conventional open surgery with same cure rate. Only surgery is curative in most of the cancers. Additional therapies (chemotherapy & radiotherapy) are mostly supportive. But, many patients and their relatives try to avoid surgery for the fear of the immense trauma for their loved ones, resulting in patient getting wrong or less effective treatment. With laparoscopy the trauma is much less and makes the treatment more acceptable. The Team MACS precisely addresses all these issues and works relentlessly for a better life
Conventional open surgery surgery involves different incisions over neck depending on surgeons’ preference and requirement of the disease. Larger incisions are needed when lymph nodes of entire neck has to be dissected. All these incisions leave a bad scar over the neck.
Laparoscopic Neck Dissection or Video Endoscopic Neck Dissection (VEND). In this procedure the surgeons accesses the neck via four to six small incisions near the armpit and neck. The wounds are located in the crease of armpit, chest and back of neck, and are mostly invisible once they heal (covered areas). Presently this surgery is offered very selected patients based on the extent of cancer spread. (See MACS Advantages)