Surgery

Surgery is the main treatment for neuroendocrine tumours (NETs). For some NETs, it is the only treatment you need.

Types of surgery

The type of surgery you have depends on a number of things including where the tumour is. Find out about the different types of surgery you might have. 

Preparing for surgery

You have an appointment at the pre assessment clinic 1 or 2 weeks before your operation. Find out what happens and the tests you might have.

Going into hospital

On the day of your neuroendocrine tumour (NET) operation, you might have a general anaesthetic or you may only have sedation. 

After surgery

Find out how you’ll feel during the first few days after your surgery for a NET, about making progress and going home.

Last reviewed: 
15 Mar 2021
Next review due: 
15 Mar 2024
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