Leading gastrointestinal cancer surgeon discusses delicate liver cancer surgery technique. It originated from Japan. Gentle resection of only liver segments with cancer present. It is important for preservation of as much healthy liver tissue as possible. This liver resection technique allows resection of metastatic or primary liver cancer lesions. You can remove cancer from both sides of the liver during single operation. Patients have smoother and faster postoperative recovery.
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Best liver cancer surgery treatment from Japan. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Cancer patient quality of life after liver metastases resection. Dr. Martin Schilling, MD. It depends on remaining functional liver. Delicate liver dissection by every segment has been developed by surgeons from Japan. Dr. Martin Schilling prominent gastrointestinal surgeon, is one of few people who use this method of liver cancer resection in Europe. This liver cancer resection method allows better recovery and faster recovery of patients after surgery. Medical second opinion clarifies stage 4 liver cancer diagnosis. Leading Swiss gastrointestinal cancer surgeon discusses importance of healthy liver preservation in metastatic liver cancer or primary liver cancer surgery. The more healthy liver remains after the operation, the fewer growth factors are secreted to stimulate liver regeneration. But those same growth factors also stimulate cancer metastases growth. Preserving as much healthy liver during cancer resection as possible is important to prevent metastatic cancer growth. Medical second opinion helps to decide if liver metastases surgery is possible in stage 4 colon cancer. Best treatment for advanced stage 4 colorectal cancer with liver metastatic lesions. Dr. Martin Schilling, MD. Medical second opinion from leading expert helps to find the best treatment for stage 4 colorectal cancer with liver metastases. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Get medical second opinion on advanced colorectal cancer and be confident that your treatment is the best. Best colorectal cancer surgeon for liver metastases. Video interview with leading surgeon in gastrointestinal cancer treatment surgery. Best liver cancer surgery treatment method from Japan. It is crucial to spare healthy liver. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Let’s continue our conversation about the liver cancer. It’s very important in the liver surgery for primary liver cancer. It is also crucial for metastatic liver cancer. A surgeon has to preserve as much functional healthy liver as possible. It makes possible for the healthy liver to regenerate. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Could you talk about the surgical techniques that you use. How to make sure as much healthy liver is preserved during the liver cancer surgical treatment? You certainly have a lot of experience in surgical treatment of primary liver cancer. You also operate on metastatic liver cancer. Dr. Martin Schilling, MD. Liver-sparing surgical techniques were mostly developed by Japanese cancer surgeons. They were from Tokyo and Kyoto. This is an example of my work and surgical training in Japan. Cancer surgeons do this. Cancer surgeons isolate the various segments of the liver. They do so by occluding the blood supply that goes into those liver segments. This is a very subtle surgical technique in the hilum of the liver. This liver cancer treatment technique allows to identify vessels feeding individual liver segments. Dr. Martin Schilling, MD. Then you can clamp those blood vessels. Then you can resect only those liver segments that contain the liver cancer tumor. This surgical liver cancer treatment method spares all other liver segments that are free of cancer. This cancer treatment also provides advantage to resect liver tumors. It works on both sides of the liver during the same surgical operation. You can resect for example segment 8, segment 4B or segment 5 and segment 2 and segment 1. You can combine those liver cancer resection procedures into one operation. This leaves as much healthy liver tissue intact as possible. This liver cancer treatment technique is physically demanding from the cancer surgeon. Dr. Martin Schilling, MD. But the postoperative course for the metastatic liver cancer or primary liver cancer patients is much much smoother. It is better than recovery after standard major resections for cancer in the liver. We do not see at all, or see very very rarely any liver failure in those patients. Liver recovers well after liver cancer resection surgery by this advanced technique. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Is this liver cancer resection technique being used more widely? Or is it essentially only used in Japan and by you? This surgical liver resection method is not used by many Western cancer surgeons. Dr. Martin Schilling, MD. It is a liver cancer surgery technique mostly used in Japan. Best liver cancer surgery treatment from Japan. Liver-sparing resection allows to preserve more healthy liver. Cancer patients recover faster after surgery. Leading Swiss gastrointestinal cancer surgeon discusses delicate liver cancer surgery technique that originated from Japan. Gentle resection of only liver segments with cancer present is important for preservation of as much healthy liver tissue as possible. This liver resection technique allows resection of metastatic or primary liver cancer lesions from both sides of the liver during single operation. Patients have smoother and faster postoperative recovery.