The Department of Surgical Oncology consists of dedicated surgical specialists, formerly at the Tata Memorial Hospital, for management of all types of cancers. Surgery is a modality of treatment in cancer care usually performed to remove cancer cells, and other cancer-related symptoms. In many cases, surgery is combined with other cancer treatments such as Chemotherapy, Radiation Therapy or Hormone Therapy. These may be given before or after surgery to help prevent cancer growth, spread or recurrence.
We also perform organ preservation surgeries where cancer cells are removed from the host without removing the organ. A team of Nutritionists, Rehabilitation Therapists and other clinicians work alongside the surgical oncologist to support the patients healing and quality of life after the surgery is completed.
Cancer treatment sometimes change the appearance of a body part, while re-constructive surgery helps to repair that damage. Re-constructive surgery is most commonly needed after some types of surgery to remove the cancer. A patient may choose to have re-constructive surgery after a mastectomy. In cases involving cancer of Head and Neck it may be required to replace tissues or nerves during the treatment for these cancers. We do have skillful and experienced plastic surgeons for these procedures.
The Safety standards and protocols followed are in-line with the International guidelines. We have 2 Major and 1 Minor Operation Theater with HEPA-Filters for better air filtration and infection control.