The need for a liver cancer surgeon with the clinical expertise to perform surgery is a critical factor for every patient needing liver cancer surgery. A patient likely wants their surgery performed by a widely recognized surgeon, such as renowned surgeon Dr. Anton Bilchik, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS. Dr. Bilchik also serves as Professor of Surgery and Chief of Medicine at John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John’s in Los Angeles.
Understanding Liver Cancer Diagnosis And Treatment
Liver cancer, or hepatic cancer, occurs less often than some other types of cancer, although hepatic cancers are on the rise, according to recent statistics. Another important factor is that there are different types and stages of liver cancer. This means there are different treatment approaches, based on your individual diagnosis, the stage of your cancer and treatment options that you discuss with your liver cancer surgeon.
If you or a loved one has hepatic cancer, you likely have questions, concerns or needs that arise at times other than on the date of your appointment. Dr. Bilchik’s knowledgeable staff also understands the personal needs of each patient and provides a warm, caring and personalized approach to addressing the needs and concerns of every patient.
Recent advances in liver cancer surgery likely contribute to considerable improvements in surgical procedures and improved survival rates for liver cancer patients.
Liver Cancer Surgery And Survival Rates
Newer surgical options for liver cancer include minimally invasive or laparoscopic surgery. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) explains that for individuals with adult primary liver cancer, a partial hepatectomy and liver transplant are some other potential options. It is important to understand that specific surgical options are not the same for all patients.
As an expert in the field, recognized by Newsweek as one of the top cancer physicians in the country and receiving recognition for the past ten years as one of “Americas Top Surgeons,” Dr. Bilchik is an ideal liver cancer surgeon for individuals potentially facing liver cancer surgery.
Liver cancer surgery performed by a surgeon with expertise in the field and experience performing various types of liver cancer surgery potentially increases life expectancy for patients. In fact, the American Cancer Society points out that survival rates are indeed higher for individuals who have liver cancer surgery. Specifically, the five-year survival rate ranges from 50 percent to 70 percent or more when a patient has a tumor removed or has a liver transplant, compared to other liver cancer survival rates ranging from three percent to just over 30 percent.
Learn more about your options, including surgery performed by internationally recognized cancer surgeon, Anton J. Bilchik