Patient-Centered Surgical Oncology Care
At Las Vegas Complex Surgical Specialists, Dr. Matthew Selleck is dual board certified in complex general surgical oncology and general surgery. This additional training means that your care is handled by a highly skilled expert in the field. Dr. Selleck treats a wide range of conditions related to “benign” or non-cancerous and “malignant” or cancerous diseases, tumors or other growths. The following are some but not all conditions and procedures that LVCSS is equipped to manage and perform:
- Adrenal Surgery
- Appendix Cancer
- Benign Disease of the Breast
- Bile Duct Cancer
- Breast Cancer Surgery
- Breast Biopsy
- Breast Conserving Surgery
- Colon and Rectal Cancer Surgery
- Cytoreductive Surgery (CRS)
- Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)
- Debulking Surgery
- Esophageal Surgery
- Gallbladder Surgery
- Gastric or Stomach Surgery
- Gastrointestinal Malignancy Surgery
- General Surgery
- Hepatic or Liver Malignancies
- Hepatectomy or Liver Resection
- Liver Cancer
- Lymph Node Biopsy and Surgery
- Melanoma Surgery
- Minimally Invasive, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery
- Neuroendocrine Tumors
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Surgeries
- Peritoneal Carcinomatosis
- Retroperitoneal and Soft Tissue Sarcoma
- Sarcoma Surgery
- Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
- Skin Cancer Biopsies and Surgery
- Soft Tissue Tumor Biopsy or Surgery
- Stomach Cancer
What is surgical oncology?
Surgical oncology refers to the sub-specialty of cancer care and specialized branch of surgery that focuses on the removal of harmful, solid tumors in the body as an effective form of treatment. Surgical oncologists work with your entire cancer care team in a collaborative approach to perform necessary biopsies, remove tumors as well as nearby tissue that contains cancerous cells if it has spread. This specially trained surgeon can tell if you have cancer and how severe it may be. Your physician can be involved in very early stages or advanced stage cancers.
What is Cytoreductive Surgery (CRS) and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)?
Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) is a complex surgery performed for cancers that have spread to the lining of the abdominal cavity called the peritoneum, or to other organs in the abdomen. This is performed for “peritoneal carcinomatosis” or “PC” which arises from various cancers in the abdomen, most commonly appendix tumors, colon cancer, mesothelioma, primary peritoneal or ovarian cancer.
When appropriate, this surgery will be combined with an innovative treatment called hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). This involves circulating a heated solution containing chemotherapeutic agents throughout the abdominal cavity. This is in an effort to kill microscopic cancer cells remaining after all visible tumor has been removed with surgery.
This is not offered at most hospitals in the country but is available in Southern Nevada at Las Vegas Complex Surgical Specialists and MountainView Hospital. Dr. Selleck is highly trained in the procedure and works with you and your medical oncologist to decide if this is a good fit.