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CODS - Lap digestive


OncologyAt CODS we treat most types of cancers that occur primarily in the torso and abdominal area such as esophagus, stomach, colon, rectum, and pancreas with a minimal invasive approach.

Laparoscopic oncology is a modern take on the traditional open method of diagnosing and treating cancer. The success of laparoscopic techniques has helped people realize that most cancer patients who opted for it did well or even better post-operatively due to the following reasons:

  • Reduced pain and recovery periods as compared to an open surgery.  
  • The degree of lymph node retrieval is far better because of enhanced vision, thereby helping get rid of a certain cancer radically.
  • Due to minimal scarring and earlier recovery it helps in making clinical decisions and planning further treatments in the line of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiotherapy, biological therapy, etc.


Can cancer be tackled as effectively with laparoscopy as with open surgery?

Most medical studies that have shown long term results have proven beyond doubt that if done well, most cancers have equally good if not better results than open surgery.

There is no truth behind the assertion that there is increased risk of spread of cancer cells or residual disease being left behind. In fact better and earlier recovery is guaranteed irrespective of the stage of the disease.