Surgery

Given the risk of opioid addiction, doctors at Roswell Park decided to explore if restricting opioid prescriptions would affect patients’ recovery.
“We’ve come a long way,” he says. "That’s thanks to our phenomenal team, with dedicated surgical technicians and nurses.”
“We’re a cancer center. We have to treat cancer. It doesn’t go away in a pandemic, just like heart attacks and heart disease and trauma don’t go away. And we have the necessary precautions in place to do it safely.”

The most common and well-known type of primary brain cancer in adults is glioblastoma, which is a highly aggressive and difficult-to-treat disease. Much less is known about low-grade gliomas, a group of primary brain cancers that most often develop in younger people during the prime of life, with an average age at diagnosis of only 37 years.

Whether your inpatient stay is short-term or longer, follow these tips to avoid surprises and make your time with us more comfortable.

In recent months, many news outlets have featured stories about the rising rates of women with breast cancer choosing elective double mastectomies. The reasons why these patients opt for healthy breast removal are very personal, but Dr. Kazuaki Takabe and Dr. Jessica Young joined us on Facebook Live to discuss the medical considerations surrounding this trend.

If your treatment plan includes surgery, you should know that your recovery will be slower if you get pneumonia. Your medical team will take steps to prevent it, but you’ll play an important role, too.

For many high school students, summer represents a time for rest and relaxation. However, for 70 remarkable Western New York teens, this past summer was spent acquiring life-changing skills and taking a big first step toward possible careers in health care.

Trans-Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS) can be used to treat certain patients with specific cancers of the head and neck.

The shocking news of a cancer diagnosis is often followed by the daunting task of selecting a surgeon.

Sixty-seven Western New York high school students, all with aspirations of one day saving lives, had the opportunity of a lifetime this year as part of the inaugural Greater Buffalo Junior Robotic Surgeon Challenge.