The Surgical Oncology department has a team of qualified and very well trained surgical oncologists from virtually every part of the country, who are well accomplished to carry out the complex surgeries on all type of cancers of the body as per the latest approved international standards and protocols. They are ably complemented by the state of the art operation theatres, modern and scientifically updated gadgets, instruments and machineries. The surgical team is backed by a team of highly trained & competent and by a well-equipped post-operative intensive care unit (ICU) & High Dependency Units (HDU), monitored round the clock by the trained team of anaesthetists.The department has Tumor Boards discussion every case at regular intervals for the better outcome of diagnosis and treatment.
The department forms the backbone of the comprehensive cancer care of the patient that the hospital offers in a structured and coordinated multidisciplinary approach are held for the treatment of patients suffering from cancer with the aim of quality patient care, complete cure, rehabilitation and most importantly addressing the quality of life issues to the core.
The areas of special expertise include breast cancer, melanoma and other skin tumors, sarcomas, and cancers of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Especially Esophagus, Liver, Pancreas, and Rectal Cancers. The Division of Surgical Oncology provides surgical education and the majority of the index cases for the training of our residents and students in the areas of Surgery and Surgical Oncology.
The department works in close liaison with medical & Radiation Oncology Department for Comprehensive care of the patient. It also incorporates the services of pain management specialists, social workers, volunteers, Dieticians, Physiotherapists, speech therapists, rehabilitative units, dental department, stoma care unit and occupational therapist for rapid and speedy rehabilitation of the patient along with the social & psychological support.
The department carries out round the clock screening programs like breast, head & neck, cervical, prostrate to detect disease in apparently healthy individuals at an early & curable stage. The common outlooks within this division – education, outreach and compassionate quality care for all patients and will continue to flourish in these aspects.
The steps involved with the care of the patient are